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Map Kibera
                                                                                   Mikel Maron, Erica Hagen
   ...
Kibera 1 million people(?), 2.5 km2
was a blank spot on the map
Phase 1

October – December
       2009
So we went to Kenya
and nobody believed it was happening til we got there
I'm not going to map Kibera myself!
Existing Data
   satellite imagery
So throw mapping parties!
It's going to be a little different than Silicon Valley
Partners and Allies
Broadcast and Community Media: Pamoja FM, Kibera
Journal, Kibera WorldWide


NGOs/CBOs: SODNET, Caroli...
Cooperation with the
 local administration
Everything is openly organized
     In the wiki http://mapkibera.org/wiki/
Recruited Mappers
 * Recruited Mappers
The Mappers
* The Mappers
Film Crew
Kibera WorldWide
Tech Crew
Local GIS experts
* international support -- Harry, Mike,
                  Lars




       International Support
Harry Wood/HOT, Mike Migur...
Mappers took to GPS Surveying naturally
in our toolbox: Walking Papers
What did we collect?

roads and paths and rail
water points
pit latrines / sewer
medical facilities
schools
churches/mosqu...
The Lab
* ....
*           Logistics
    Logistics, matatu, food,         time.
          Matatus, food, and time!
The Map!
The Densest Map Ever?
Map Cake!
BUT

What's it good for in
 a place like Kibera?

 The question we are
constantly asked and
   asking ourselves
Impacts for Mappers

    Computer/tech skills
 Social skills & confidence
Group cohesion and identity
 Better knowledge of...
Possible uses like, Matatu Route Map
Or Art Mapping
Kibera in flickr!
*    Potential all about potential
    open data ... of Open Data
       Can be a little abstract in Kibera
* But still ...Disconnect between the
         And everyone is excited
But no the mappersthe and whatin
  what one sees se...
GroundTruth Initiative … Our
vision
Create a corps of citizens in the
developing world who are versed in a
variety of new ...
Phase 2


February – August 2010
Deeply Explore Themes:

         Health
       Education
   Water/Sanitation
         Safety

 With detailed mapping
and c...
Atlas Printing
Develop Entities and
       Skills

   Kibera Mappers
Kibera News Network
   citizen journalism
  Voice of Kibera
   SMS R...
Engage the people of Kibera
              CBOs and NGOs
Media:
Is this all we see of Kibera?
Voice of Kibera:
voiceofkibera.org
Shortcode to report: 3002, “Kibera”
Reports
Kibera News Network
Online community TV
www.youtube.com/KiberaNewsNetwork
(in partnership with KCODA)
Constituency Development Fund (CDF)
Connect these voices to service providers

       Accountability Forums
Expansion
To Nairobi slums, Kenyan rural areas, and beyond
Challenges for OSM in developing countries

volunteer culture is not the same in
poor countries

must be a road to paid wo...
Challenges for OSM in developing countries



the map made is not enough
the digital divide is both
infrastructral and soc...
Challenges for OSM in developing countries


large agencies (UN, govt) are very
interested
how to support them without sim...
Challenges for OSM in developing countries

without extra effort, open source
and open data really just means,
open to the...
Regynnah
A remapping of Africa
Contact us!
http://mapkibera.org/
contact@mapkibera.org
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  1. 1. Map Kibera Mikel Maron, Erica Hagen GroundTruth Initiative State of the Map 2010 photo: http://gallery.me.com/dbullington#100816&view=null&bgcolor=black&sel=12
  2. 2. Kibera 1 million people(?), 2.5 km2 was a blank spot on the map
  3. 3. Phase 1 October – December 2009
  4. 4. So we went to Kenya and nobody believed it was happening til we got there
  5. 5. I'm not going to map Kibera myself!
  6. 6. Existing Data satellite imagery
  7. 7. So throw mapping parties! It's going to be a little different than Silicon Valley
  8. 8. Partners and Allies Broadcast and Community Media: Pamoja FM, Kibera Journal, Kibera WorldWide NGOs/CBOs: SODNET, Carolina for Kibera, KCODA Tech Community: Ushahidi, Mobile Boot Camp, skunkwerks, OpenStreetMap
  9. 9. Cooperation with the local administration
  10. 10. Everything is openly organized In the wiki http://mapkibera.org/wiki/
  11. 11. Recruited Mappers * Recruited Mappers
  12. 12. The Mappers * The Mappers
  13. 13. Film Crew Kibera WorldWide
  14. 14. Tech Crew Local GIS experts
  15. 15. * international support -- Harry, Mike, Lars International Support Harry Wood/HOT, Mike Migurski/Stamen, Lars Bromley/AAAS, Geofabrik, Mark Iliffe, Robert Soden & many more
  16. 16. Mappers took to GPS Surveying naturally
  17. 17. in our toolbox: Walking Papers
  18. 18. What did we collect? roads and paths and rail water points pit latrines / sewer medical facilities schools churches/mosques businesses community organizations administrative units and whatever else is useful?!
  19. 19. The Lab
  20. 20. * ....
  21. 21. * Logistics Logistics, matatu, food, time. Matatus, food, and time!
  22. 22. The Map!
  23. 23. The Densest Map Ever?
  24. 24. Map Cake!
  25. 25. BUT What's it good for in a place like Kibera? The question we are constantly asked and asking ourselves
  26. 26. Impacts for Mappers Computer/tech skills Social skills & confidence Group cohesion and identity Better knowledge of Kibera
  27. 27. Possible uses like, Matatu Route Map
  28. 28. Or Art Mapping
  29. 29. Kibera in flickr!
  30. 30. * Potential all about potential open data ... of Open Data Can be a little abstract in Kibera
  31. 31. * But still ...Disconnect between the And everyone is excited But no the mappersthe and whatin what one sees see change everyone else sees Kibera
  32. 32. GroundTruth Initiative … Our vision Create a corps of citizens in the developing world who are versed in a variety of new technologies and empowered to report on, tell stories about, and generate data and map information about themselves and their community, and to use that information for action. We call this process community information empowerment and development.
  33. 33. Phase 2 February – August 2010
  34. 34. Deeply Explore Themes: Health Education Water/Sanitation Safety With detailed mapping and community meetings
  35. 35. Atlas Printing
  36. 36. Develop Entities and Skills Kibera Mappers Kibera News Network citizen journalism Voice of Kibera SMS Reporting
  37. 37. Engage the people of Kibera CBOs and NGOs
  38. 38. Media: Is this all we see of Kibera?
  39. 39. Voice of Kibera: voiceofkibera.org Shortcode to report: 3002, “Kibera”
  40. 40. Reports
  41. 41. Kibera News Network Online community TV www.youtube.com/KiberaNewsNetwork (in partnership with KCODA)
  42. 42. Constituency Development Fund (CDF)
  43. 43. Connect these voices to service providers Accountability Forums
  44. 44. Expansion To Nairobi slums, Kenyan rural areas, and beyond
  45. 45. Challenges for OSM in developing countries volunteer culture is not the same in poor countries must be a road to paid work or clear benefit to someone's job
  46. 46. Challenges for OSM in developing countries the map made is not enough the digital divide is both infrastructral and social otherwise, you're simply contributing to status quo of inequality
  47. 47. Challenges for OSM in developing countries large agencies (UN, govt) are very interested how to support them without simply allowing them to co-opt the work the citizens are doing
  48. 48. Challenges for OSM in developing countries without extra effort, open source and open data really just means, open to the elites which is not actually open at all.
  49. 49. Regynnah
  50. 50. A remapping of Africa
  51. 51. Contact us! http://mapkibera.org/ contact@mapkibera.org
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