Fingal County Council and The Kingdom of Lesotho have a memorandum of understanding which seeks to improve the profession of Planning in both territories. As part of an evolving relationship there is work underway to impove the spatial data analysis capacity of the Lesothan planners.
Given various considerations about this including cost, adaptability and sustainability mean that stimulating the (underpopulated) potential of Open Street Map is an important step. Planners themselves will get involved in populating OSM and will get involved in seeking others to do so. The ultimate objective would be to have a sufficient OSM community in Lesotho to sustain a detailed resource, free and available to all from which Planners can work optimally to create an evidence based decision making culture within their profession and system.
Planners require OSM projects for the areas in which they are most familiar. These initial areas are (subject to expansion):
Maseru City and suburbs (Maseru)
Ha Foso (Berea)
Qacha's Nek (Qacha's Nek)