What is Community Mapping?1) Community decides what to map, then creates/gathers the map data. That is, geographical coordinates alongside any other information.2) Community also edits the map data themselves, and comes to agreement on the final product.3) Mapped information is generally shared openly, online, contributing to commons. Community decides what to share or not share.4) Community uses the information afterwards, themselves
Data +StorytellingVoice of Kiberawww.voiceofkibera.org
Software• OpenStreetMap/ JOSMFor creating Base Map: geographical features that don’t change toofrequently, are public.•UshahidiUsing the map from OpenStreetMap, you can plot points and sharetext, images and video.
Outcomes and Uses of media and maps1) Local neighborhood planning process2) Advocacy, lobbying, demand for rights3) Shifting community image: gaining legitimacy and demonstrating resources4) Community news source5) Open data resource for local organizations and initiatives6) Basis for local discussions around themes raised7) Linking with broader technical and online communities
East Jerusalem and near West Bank Grassroots Al-Quds Politically active, relatively high income, already using video and media to document conflict.