DIY Cartography: Mapping Kibera

DIY Cartography: Mapping Kibera

The second largest slum in Africa is finally plotted out and mapped, thanks to the initiative of a few young volunteers.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 25 february 2011

Despite (and perhaps, because) of its notorious stature as one of the largest slums in Africa, Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, remains uncharted in modern maps. However, in November 2009, a group of young Kiberans banded together to construct the first online map of Kibera, complete with information on pertinent issues that affect its landscape, such as health, sanitation, security, and education.

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