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Map Kibera

  1. 1. Map Kibera Mikel Maron, Erica Hagen GroundTruth Initiative State of the Map 2010 photo:
  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
  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: Shortcode to report: 3002, “Kibera”
  40. 40. Reports
  41. 41. Kibera News Network Online community TV (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!