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#1 2017-06-15 10:12:24

Registered: 2015-03-17
Posts: 181

How improved mapping gives slum dwellers an identity on 14th June 2017 wrote:

A social enterprise based in Kenya, Spatial Collective, has been training residents of the Mahare slum to use their smartphones to create a crowdsourced map of the area.

The completed map is available on the OpenStreetMap platform and contains a detailed index of Mahare’s buildings and utilities, in stark contrast to Google Maps’ blank space.


This mapping of slums is a vital step forward in the urbanisation and development of third world countries and with further governmental support could bring significant change to the world’s poorest areas.


Last edited by henke54 (2017-06-15 10:15:41)


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