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Tools for holistic and shareable knowledge. The experience of the Map Kibera Project
Journal Title: TERRITORIO 
Author/s: Stefano Marras 
Year:  2012 Issue: 61 Language: Italian 
Pages:  5 Pg. 110-114 FullText PDF:  1213 KB

Part of the concept of counter-mapping, the Map Kibera Project was born with the objective of supporting the development of the informal settlement of Kibera, Kenya, through the collection, analysis and distribution of detailed geo-referenced data relative to its structures and population. To this end, the project has developed a methodology tied to the use of geographical information technologies, which allow the production of multi-dimensional knowledge of the observed situation in a more comprehensible form that can also be shared. In addition to supplying a new estimate of the resident population in the settlement, spatial analysis of the data collected in a pilot area has revealed limits and risks on the structural and infrastructural levels, demographic configurations and socio-economic dynamics, creating the bases for planning and managing development programs.
Keywords: Gis; informal urban settlements; Kibera

Stefano Marras, Tools for holistic and shareable knowledge. The experience of the Map Kibera Project in "TERRITORIO" 61/2012, pp. 110-114, DOI:

   

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