Just yesterday I noted AfricaGIS was held in the capital of Uganda, Kampala. Google had quite a presence in part because of new efforts to map the country. Today, there’s word that OpenStreetMap is also active in country as part of a DevelopmentSeed effort. Locals are using QGIS for mapping and uploading data to OSM.
Ironic that the final line in Jonathan Bennett’s report is: “Now imagine if some proprietary software company or mapping data provider had got involved?”