Moabi DRC


Learn more about the Moabi system with these introductory guides.


Look up documentation on the Moabi data structure.

Training Materials

Find training material on past Moabi deployments.

How to Use Moabi

Moabi is an open source platform for collaborative land use planning and environmental management in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For users that wish to edit or analyze the underlying data, there are two different tracks to do so.

  • Editors interact with the database directly in order to upload, edit, and share geographic data; editor guides are available for uploading and editing data.

  • Reporters author short to medium-length reports to discuss and share key insights on environmental and land use planning contained in the maps; reporter guides are available for authoring reports.

Map Navigation

To view data from multiple map layers, go to the Maps Page. To explore different maps, choose one or more layers from the sidebar on the right.

Map Page

To interact with the map, click and drag to pan the map. To zoom in, either click on the + zoom button in the top right, double click on a region on the map, or hold the shift-key, and click and drag. New map layers will be added on top of the existing map layers. To reorder a map layer, click and drag to a new position in the layer order.

Reordering Map Layers

The map layer at the top will be interactive by default. Hover over a feature on the map to view overview information on that feature.

Map Interactivity

If you see any features on the data page that you would like to add to, edit, or discuss further, consider reading more in the Editing Data guide or the Authoring Reports guide.

Moabi is a powerful tool to manage and share complex environmental land use data. If you have feedback or would like to learn more, please get in touch.