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Uganda mapping out its municipal presence

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Digital mapping services and solutions provider, mapIT has announced the launch of the National Postcode & Addressing System – The Entebbe Pilot Project – which took place in Uganda in 2012.

Etienne Louw, Managing Director of mapIT. (Image: mapIT)

Since joining hands in May 2012 with SatNav East Africa, Uganda’s pioneer in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the company has been working on the pilot project of the Entebbe SatCodes solution.

This addressing solution allows for every property to have a unique “address” and enhance the performance of service providers.

“All municipalities who are serious about service delivery should adapt to SatCode Technology,” said Etienne Louw, Managing Director of mapIT. Louw adds that this venture will be the future of municipal addressing and enable these institutions to provide customers with a higher level of service delivery.

The project was launched by the Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) of Uganda, the Honourable Doctor Ruhakana Rugunda.

The project involved the digitalisation of Entebbe Maps for the implementation of the national postcode and addressing system.  This includes the geographical informatio n system (GIS) solution with five layers; the implementation of a National Property Identifier using SatCodes to provide address codes for “turn-by-turn” navigation; the placement of address placards on all houses in Entebbe as well as a marketing campaign to demonstrate and educate service providers on the benefits.

The National Postcode & Addressing System provides detailed and dynamic addressing information to support the operations of a wide range of users such as Posta Uganda, Entebbe Municipal Council, utility companies and other related service providers.

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