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

henke54
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How improved mapping gives slum dwellers an identity

verdict.co.uk 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.

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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.

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#2 2017-07-18 11:19:30

henke54
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Re: How improved mapping gives slum dwellers an identity

Wouldn't it be possible to 'drone-mapping' whole area's with adress-numbers painted on their houses ? smile

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