Promoting the culture of open data

We believe that a shared culture of open data is key to better communities. Open data enables effective collaboration, informs stakeholders and supports sound and inclusive decision-making processes. 

Our open data work is currently focused on improving the geospatial data in Mongolia to make it openly accessible to everyone including the local governments, academia, local communities and the public. 

Making crucial geospatial data on settlements and infrastructures openly available and accessible hope to promote disaster preparedness, natural resource management, improve navigation in the country, and support collaboration between public, private and civil society sectors.


Youth Mappers internship program ~2021~

Every year, we implement Youth Mappers Internship Program to promote the use, creation and awareness of geospatial data in Mongolia. Participants in the program learn about open source mapping tools, importance and applications of geospatial data, and compete in teams.

open Data day

In celebration of Open Data Day, we are organizing a mapathon event with our community of mappers every two weeks with a goal to map 21 places in Mongolia for the year of 2021. 

Rural Community Mappers Program

In 2020, we worked with rural community members from 21 provinces in Mongolia to map health and essential services in Mongolia to support the Covid-19 response. We continue the program in 2021 with a new cohort of rural mappers.


See our current OSM mapping projects, join the local mapathon community and contribute to improving and creating open data in Mongolia.

mappers engaged and trained
mapathon events organized
active in all provinces of Mongolia
% of our volunteer mappers are women
percentage mapped, need validators 83%
Ulaangom, Uvs
percentage mapped, need validators 91%
Sukhbaatar, Selenge
percentage mapped, need validators 99%
Mandalgobi, Dundgobi
percentage mapped 49%
Arvaikheer, Uvurkhangai
percentage mapped, need validators 98%
Dalanzadgad, Umnugobi
percentage mapped, need validators 76%
percentage mapped 30%
Baganuur, Ulaanbaatar
percentage mapped, need validators 96%
Health & Essential services in 21 provinces
need validators 98%