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Revealing Stories in African Population Data

Wazimap, from the Xhosa word ulwazi for knowledge, provides easy access to different kinds of data through a mapped and open-source information system, designed to help non-technical users explore data meaningfully and in context. We consider it the Geo-Information Spatial Tool “for the rest of us”.

Key features

Easily plot services, facilities and other point data

The ability to place co-created data through a simple and intuitive back-end significantly expands both the potential to create new data, and connect an audience to that data. OpenUp’s experience in creating data and managing data pipelines can facilitate your curation.

Visualise, explore and compare locations using the Data Mapper

There is significant value in visualising data comparatively; it both enriches your experience, and provides context. Wazimap provides strong embeddable features that any audience can easily understand quickly, with little guidance, providing a great user experience.

Gain insights into any location using the rich data panel

The strength of Wazimap lies not just in how it looks, but also the complexity of the story it is able to tell. The data panel provides different ways of slicing and understanding the data, making it a rich policy-planning and resource-planning tool.

How does Wazimap work?

Cloud hosted

Reduce turnaround time when creating a new profile. A basic instance can be set-up in a few hours. Wazimap NG offers a full-featured API for third-party systems to extract data directly from the database.

Data provision-focused

All charts and maps can be downloaded as images that can be used in stories or presentations. All data is downloadable for users who would like to import it into Excel or other specialised tools.

Powerful backend tools

A role-based administration backend for authorized users to load new datasets, while multiple profiles allow for curation of datasets that focus on specific domain areas.

User-friendly frontend

A role-based administration backend for authorized users to load new datasets, while multiple profiles allow for curation of datasets that focus on specific domain areas.

Open source

Wazimap NG is free to use and modify by anyone, anywhere in the world - check our GitHub page. We offer plans to help you or your organisation get up and running as quickly as possible. View our plans here.

Case studies

Select an organisation to view its profile

Wazimap NG plans

Free plan

Wazimap open source code to create your own instance

Project collaborations for social change projects

Launch of independently designed and branded instances

Construction of the Information architecture

Curation and context

Development and maintenance of your instance

Help identifying and preparing data for integration

Crafting your data pipeline for project sustainability

Training across stakeholders and tasks

Adjust design and development based on user feedback

Paid plan

Wazimap open source code to create your own instance

Project collaborations for social change projects

Launch of independently designed and branded instance

Construction of the Information architecture

Curation and context

Development and maintenance of your instance

Help identifying and preparing data for integration

Crafting your data pipeline for project sustainability

Training across stakeholders and tasks

Adjust design and development based on user feedback

Create your Wazimap instance today! Email OpenUp and the Wazimap team at hello@wazimap.co.za.

If you want to know more about Wazimap NG, or discuss different ways we might collaborate, email OpenUp and the Wazimap team at hello@wazimap.co.za.