Open Mapping and Community Journalism

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Presented to the Citizen Media Bootcamp on January 18, 2012

Presented to the Citizen Media Bootcamp on January 18, 2012

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  • 1. Open Mapping & Community Journalism Mikel Maron Citizen Reporting Boot Camp January 18, 2012
  • 2. GroundTruth Initiative http://groundtruth.in/ DC Based consultancy focused on community empowerment using digital story telling, open data, and mapping. HOT http://hot.openstreetmap.org/ HOT applies the principles of open source and open data sharing towards humanitarian response and economic development. OpenStreetMap Foundation http://osmfoundation.org/ OSMF international not-for-profit organization supporting, but not controlling, the OpenStreetMap Project.
  • 3. OpenStreetMap? Global Collaborative Mapping “ kinda like Wikipedia for Maps”
  • 4. GPS Surveying, Mapping Parties, Imagery Digitizing, Open Database
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  • 7. Haiti Earthquake Response
  • 8. Government, Business use OSM http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/List_of_OSM_based_Services https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23switch2osm
  • 9. Why OSM? You can make beautiful maps...
  • 10. Why OSM? ...with the support of a global community... http://vimeo.com/34404102
  • 11. Why OSM? ...with the freedom to use maps however you want...
  • 12. Why OSM? ...with a set of techniques that empower communities..
  • 13. Map Kibera http://mapkibera.org/ photo: http://gallery.me.com/dbullington#100816&view=null&bgcolor=black&sel=12
  • 14. Kibera 250,000 people, 2.5 km2 was a blank spot on the map
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  • 19. The Map!
  • 20. * But still ...Disconnect between the what the mappers see and what everyone else sees And everyone is excited But no one sees the change in Kibera
  • 21. Media: Is this all we see of Kibera?
  • 22. Voice of Kibera: voiceofkibera.org
  • 23. Reports
  • 24. Kibera News Network Online community TV http://kiberanewsnetwork.org/
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  • 26. Referendum 2010
  • 27. SMS @ 6:49 am: Mobilisation started as early as 4am with youths waking up people by blowing vuvuzela here in kianda SMS @ 8:03 am: At kibera primary skul, thea is good organisation. Pple r being asistd incase of a problem by the local youth. SMS @ 10:18 am: Finaly,prime minister is here at old kibera p.s to cast his historic vote. SMS @ 2:33pm: red or green,we are all black,lets maintain peace.youth 4 peace,kibera mashimoni.
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  • 29. Uchaguzi http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2010/08/05/a-big-thank-you-to-the-uchaguzi-volunteers/
  • 30. Mathare Valley Evictions
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  • 34. https://secure.flickr.com/photos/seetheholyland/4286441341/ Jerusalem
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  • 36. Grassroots Jerusalem http://beta.grassrootsjerusalem.org/
  • 37. OpenStreetMap http://openstreetmap.org/ TileMill http://tilemill.com Ushahidi http://ushahidi.com/ Drupal OpenLayers plugin http://drupal.org/project/openlayers http://www.amazon.com/Mapping-Drupal-Alan-Palazzolo/dp/1449308945 YouTube/Flip WordPress
  • 38. [email_address] @mikel Skype: mikelmaron http://groundtruth.in/
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