[Talk-in] Indian Slum Mapping

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 29 11:52:51 BST 2010

> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 1:51 AM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:

>The ideological assumption of OSM is that open sharing of information is going to strengthen the unrepresented. Yes, in practice, definitely it takes effort to make open data accessible and empowering to all ... that's why a 3 week project in Kibera has grown to a 6+ month project. The empowerment touches on so many issues ... especially economic and educational ... and that's something we're starting to look at. But ultimately, my belief is that
> power is more distributed the more things are out in the open.
> Mikel, is Robert Neuwirth [1][2] still based in Kibera? It'll be interesting to know what he thinks of Map Kibera.

I don't think so, but I'm going to reach out to him. His book is very good, and provided one of the core quotes I use to advocate Map Kibera.

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