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« Go straight ... after the avocado tree, take the first street on your left then drive to the end of the tar ... ask anyone where is the bar 'Cosinus de la Sagacité' ... my house is just after the call-boxer, the red portal where it is written 'bad dog' »


In Cameroon, as in most African countries, finding your way is sometimes difficult, especially if you are a foreigner. So why not use a GPS or a guide map ? Well, no, it's not so simple ... most of the maps are obsolete and can sometimes date from the colonial period


Half a century later ... but what did not work !!!


For decades, we acknowledge that several mapping projects have been launched by different national and international organizations. It is clear that there is a lack of compatibility between these various initiatives, even though they all relate to the same territory. This lack of reasoned rules of production prevents any valorization of the data series and considerably increases the efforts necessary for their maintenance. (plurality of repositories to maintain, redundancy of information, duplications of acquisition and plural modes of dissemination of data ...).


These "atomized" projects result in "dead" data which can not be used and are therefore little or not used properly. In the absence of an effective dissemination system, or even the absence of an overall reflection, state structures and civil society can not benefit from the decision-making benefits provided by adequate analyzes of geographic information.


And if the solution came rather from the citizens? And if rather than wait and demand the state, the citizens themselves decided to contribute in geographical resources?


GeoCameroon...The tontine of geographic information ?


By resorting to OpenStreetMap's participatory mapping technology and tontines practices, Cameroon has the unique opportunity to become part of history as the first country in the world to adopt an ingenious system of mutual aid rooted in African traditions as production lever of its geographical references. This laudable perspective contributes to the emergence of the concept of "Geotontine / GeoDjangui : a tontine of geographic information" ( Willy Franck Sob, 2013), according to which geodata and geoservices are produced by volunteers for the benefit of the community with the intention of co-constructing an Open Source Geographic Data Infrastructure dedicated to open innovation.


100% MADE IN CAMEROON ,“GeoDjangui” places the geographical dimension at the heart of the country's digital transformation by providing each actor of digital innovation with tailor-made geographic resources. It also ensures a certain reciprocity in the ecosystem, avoiding that some actors benefit from the contribution of others without contributing themselves.


« We do not take the tontine without contributing!»

Proverb of Cameroon


Geoportal

This Geoportal contains a variety of data on Cameroon likely to interest various audiences. This is a response to user demand for multiscale web mapping of the country.

You henceforth have all the maps in hand, so do not sulk your pleasure, wet the anchor

ACCESS TO GEOPORTAL
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HOW TO USE GEOPORTAL ?

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In this section, you will see how to use the Geoportal, but above all you will discover its interface, its features and its handling through a few tutorials that will be made explicit here.The first video aims to give new users some quick steps for how to get started with GeoCameroon and introduces some of the basic features.




Try a new experience now by visualizing for example your home from satellites !

Data set

Create your own datasets with the ability to save them in your space staff.

Import

Import several types of formats (shp, json ..) Geographical in the Geoportal or in your instance.

WMS flow

Access to some reference data is possible through a wms flow.

API REST

REST API of GeoCameroun offers you the possibility to consult updated and consumable data through the web.

Print

Print all types of data with the ability to customize the layout of the resulting map.

Route calculation

A high-performance route search engine installed in the GeoCameroun server based on the OpenStreetMap road network, its power lies on the use of pre-calculated routes.

Search

A search engine to search the information available in the data catalog.

Share

Share a zone, position, location, sketch in social networks with the ability to reuse this service in your own instance.

Export

Export all the vector data in formats of your choice (.shp .Tab dxf, geojson, etc ...).

Drawing

Draw geographic objects with the ability to edit, comment, share and save.

Geodetic records

Consult all the bounds of the National Geodetic Network of Cameroon.

Comparator

Compare two maps of your choice.

GeoData


Contact Us

Initiated by the OpenStreetMap Cameroon Association, GeoCameroon is entirely based on free technologies.


If you can not find the data you need, you can contact us. We are listening to you and appreciate your opinion.

We are together !

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