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Map Kibera
                                                           Mikel Maron, OSM Foundation
                        ...
Kibera 1 million, area size of Central park
      is a blank spot on the map
Slum Clearance
        How can change be discussed without knowing the present?




photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi...
The Challenge of Slums
          1 Billion people in slums today
Current Best Practice: Participatory Slum Upgrading
     ...
High Speed Internet &
                            Nairobi Tech Community




photo: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures...
November

Partner with community groups

Train movitated young Kiberans
  to map Kibera themselves.

 Volunteers from Nair...
OpenStreetMap?
Global Collaborative Mapping
              “kinda like Wikipedia for Maps”
GPS Surveying, Mapping Parties,
Imagery Digitizing, Open Database
Maps and Data are
Expensive, Wrong, Not Everywhere
OSM in
Print, Offline, Mobile
OSM in
Govt & Corps
OSM in
Developing World and UN
Camp Roberts to Afghan Elections
        Beer for Data
SocialGeo and
Data Sharing Communities
H.O.T
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Mapping Palestine
we are missing
                  Neutral Geographic Context




photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/discoste/3069220022/
Bethlehem August 2008
Engineers without Borders
  Engineering Association
Testing Our Mapping
        Assumptions
Not Easy!
         Security/ Heat!/
Volunteers to Job Creation
The State of the Maps
Paper Maps, Geodata Sharing, Piracy
Mappers!
From Hebron to Ramallah to Jenin
the first
“Palestinian Spy Satellite”
             (kite photography)
Gaza January 2009
no decent maps anywhere
Call out for help
Yahoo! imagery
Tidal wave of crowdsourcing
Collect existing data sources
                 and free data
UN, Commercial, NGO, EU, Wikipedia, USA, News
Southern Gaza
Remote Mappers, 7 days
Fundraiser for Imagery
        5k GBP in days
2m, mid-January
from Digital Globe
JumpStart enters
   Gaza in March
local knowledge
Gaza City today
Applications and Use
Nationalized Routing
Arabic Maps
Gaza Incident Map
Gaza Tourist Map
Map Cake!
Conflicts?
name, name:ar, name:he
           settlements
Map Kibera Details

    * Oct 9 AfricaGathering Conference in UK
    * Oct 14 CrisisMapping Conference in Cleveland
    * ...
Potential Partners and Allies
Venue/Volunteers: Carolina for Kibera,
Kibera Community Youth

Media: Radio Kibera, Nairobit...
What do we collect?
*   roads and paths and rail
*   wells
*   pit latrines / sewer
*   medical facilities
*   schools
*  ...
Sustainability and Reproducibility
Workshops

One or two day workshop with CBOs, NGOs, international
orgs, govt, to raise ...
What will happen when the invisible slums are made
visible? The tools for mapping these new geographies
are in hand .. not...
Map Kibera
http://www.rockburger.com/kiberawiki/
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Humanitarian_OSM_Team
http://www....
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  1. 1. Map Kibera Mikel Maron, OSM Foundation SIPA/Columbia University 2009 Sep 28 photo: http://gallery.me.com/dbullington#100816&view=null&bgcolor=black&sel=12
  2. 2. Kibera 1 million, area size of Central park is a blank spot on the map
  3. 3. Slum Clearance How can change be discussed without knowing the present? photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kibera,_Nairobi_May_2007.jpg
  4. 4. The Challenge of Slums 1 Billion people in slums today Current Best Practice: Participatory Slum Upgrading Very very few maps
  5. 5. High Speed Internet & Nairobi Tech Community photo: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8259533.stm
  6. 6. November Partner with community groups Train movitated young Kiberans to map Kibera themselves. Volunteers from Nairobi tech community Data users invited to participate
  7. 7. OpenStreetMap? Global Collaborative Mapping “kinda like Wikipedia for Maps”
  8. 8. GPS Surveying, Mapping Parties, Imagery Digitizing, Open Database
  9. 9. Maps and Data are Expensive, Wrong, Not Everywhere
  10. 10. OSM in Print, Offline, Mobile
  11. 11. OSM in Govt & Corps
  12. 12. OSM in Developing World and UN
  13. 13. Camp Roberts to Afghan Elections Beer for Data
  14. 14. SocialGeo and Data Sharing Communities
  15. 15. H.O.T Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
  16. 16. Mapping Palestine
  17. 17. we are missing Neutral Geographic Context photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/discoste/3069220022/
  18. 18. Bethlehem August 2008 Engineers without Borders Engineering Association
  19. 19. Testing Our Mapping Assumptions
  20. 20. Not Easy! Security/ Heat!/ Volunteers to Job Creation
  21. 21. The State of the Maps Paper Maps, Geodata Sharing, Piracy
  22. 22. Mappers!
  23. 23. From Hebron to Ramallah to Jenin
  24. 24. the first “Palestinian Spy Satellite” (kite photography)
  25. 25. Gaza January 2009 no decent maps anywhere
  26. 26. Call out for help
  27. 27. Yahoo! imagery
  28. 28. Tidal wave of crowdsourcing
  29. 29. Collect existing data sources and free data UN, Commercial, NGO, EU, Wikipedia, USA, News
  30. 30. Southern Gaza Remote Mappers, 7 days
  31. 31. Fundraiser for Imagery 5k GBP in days
  32. 32. 2m, mid-January from Digital Globe
  33. 33. JumpStart enters Gaza in March
  34. 34. local knowledge
  35. 35. Gaza City today
  36. 36. Applications and Use Nationalized Routing
  37. 37. Arabic Maps
  38. 38. Gaza Incident Map
  39. 39. Gaza Tourist Map
  40. 40. Map Cake!
  41. 41. Conflicts? name, name:ar, name:he settlements
  42. 42. Map Kibera Details * Oct 9 AfricaGathering Conference in UK * Oct 14 CrisisMapping Conference in Cleveland * Jubal travelling to region starting in October * Oct 20 Mikel and Erica arrive Nairobi * Oct 26 AfricaGIS * Oct 30 WhereKampala * Oct 31 Kelele * Nov 1 Start Kibera * Possible early completion and move to other areas * Nov 14(?) Orgazinational Outreach Workshop/Symposium * Nov 21 Finish * Nov 25-27 AFRICOMM 2009, Mozambique
  43. 43. Potential Partners and Allies Venue/Volunteers: Carolina for Kibera, Kibera Community Youth Media: Radio Kibera, Nairobits InfoActivist NGOs: Wazimba, SodNET, Fahamu Tech Community: Ushahidi, kelele, Mobile Boot Camp, skunkwerks Agencies: UNHCR, UNICEF, Google AND...?
  44. 44. What do we collect? * roads and paths and rail * wells * pit latrines / sewer * medical facilities * schools * churches * businesses * community organizations * administrative units ... and whatever else is useful?
  45. 45. Sustainability and Reproducibility Workshops One or two day workshop with CBOs, NGOs, international orgs, govt, to raise awareness of Map Kibera, gather requirements and the possibilities of open data and open source. Gather needs, brainstorm and help spur pilot projects. A select few easy wins may be quickly implemented the local tech community. Geeks WhereCampAfrica Focused Partnerships
  46. 46. What will happen when the invisible slums are made visible? The tools for mapping these new geographies are in hand .. not centralized or a tool of authority, but empowering to all and making dialogue inevitable. Will residents see mapping as a way to exert their presence and protect themselves? Or is information vulnerability? Will authorities react negatively, seeing this as another attempt at legitimacy? Or positively, as information gathering for invasions and control? Is it possible that geographical political situations might improve if we all openly contribute to and debate within an artifact, with data, in the map?
  47. 47. Map Kibera http://www.rockburger.com/kiberawiki/ http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Humanitarian_OSM_Team http://www.slideshare.net/mikel_maron http://brainoff.com/ mikel@osmfoundation.org

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