Empowering Farmers with Food Security and Promoting Sustainable Aquaculture: Open Mapping Hub-Asia Pacific's Mapping Mission for Hasiru AquaPosted by mikko_tamura on 2 June 2023 in English.
What is Hasiru Aqua & what do they do?
Hasiru Aqua, a leading agritech startup, is transforming the aquaculture landscape by providing vital support to farmers in Karnataka, India. Their efforts in increasing fish yields have significantly boosted farmers’ incomes and improved the overall socio-economic well-being of farming communities. Additionally, by incorporating fish into local diets, Hasiru Aqua is enhancing the health outcomes of individuals.
Why does Hasiru Aqua require mapping?
To achieve their ambitious goal of working with 1,000 farms by the end of 2023, Hasiru Aqua requires precise information about the geographical distribution of inland ponds. These ponds, constructed with government subsidies for rainwater harvesting, serve as the foundation for fish farming. Identifying their locations is crucial for Hasiru Aqua to effectively reach out to farmers and offer their specialized services. Moreover, focusing on the outskirts of Bangalore ensures a readily accessible market for fresh fish supply to urban consumers.
How is AP Hub helping Hasiru Aqua map?
Hasiru Aqua has partnered with Open Mapping Hub-Asia Pacific to spearhead their mapping mission. By leveraging crowd-based mapping, the AP Hub engages volunteers to pinpoint the exact locations of inland ponds surrounding Bangalore. The subsequent digitization project in the Tasking Manager will ensure accurate mapping of these ponds in OpenStreetMap.
Together with the community, the AP Hub did a 24-Hour Mapathon last 26 May 2023 to cover as much mapping and validation. More than 400 project tasks were completed, mapping 4,600+ ponds in the area.
Present Status of the Mapping Mission
Substantial support has been received from community members from all over the world and from our friends from TomTom. With the two (2) mapping missions released, we have been able to completely map down more than 3,500+ tasks and we are down to the final 870 tiles. Furthermore, validation support will definitely be needed in the following weeks.
How can you help Hasiru Aqua?
We continue to call out the support of the OpenStreetMap communities and mapping enthusiasts to help Hasiru Aqua and the people of Karnataka, India.
Map and validate with us through the following project areas:
(MAPPING and VALIDATION)