- Mapper since:
- September 13, 2016
I am a Mapper and Researcher by profession, working as a Data Officer at Map Kibera Trust.
I started mapping in 2016 while pursuing my undergraduate course at The University of Nairobi.
I have so far made great contributions towards many development and Humanitarian projects across the world in partnership with USAID, World Bank Group and Red Cross Society.
Participant of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s Data Quality Internship. This was a twelve week full time internship between September and November 2021. It was supported by Meta and included training from Mapbox, OSGeo and Kontur. It involved in-depth training in a wide range of geospatial tools including JOSM, iD, RapiD, Overpass Turbo, OSMCha and OSMose. Together with 18 fellow interns we validated a large amount of OpenStreetMap data across twelve countries to ensure its readiness for disaster response and field mapping activities.
I also took part in the mapping and validation of the Imagery For Social Good in kenya. This project made use of AI technology (mapwith AI plugin) to add building footprints onto the OSM Layer. I made my contribution as a member and trainer for OSM kenya group.