When Gov 2.0 Doesn’t Exist – Mapping Services In The Developing World


On the 22nd of June as part of the Open Source GIS conference at the University of Nottingham I presented, on behalf of Map Kibera, a presentation on mapping services in the developing world. The slides of which, though mostly pictures could be useful.

For me the best part of the conference was the minor discussion on the role of the internet in developing nations. While the consensus is that internet access is improving the infrastructure in some countries is in dire need of improvement. I believe that with more and more services (especially mobile money, e.g. Kenya and Ethiopia), access to the internet will widen, and therefore consumption and innovative use of data.

Written and submitted from Putney, London (51.46176,-0.21681)

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Author: Mark Iliffe

Traveller, Programmer, Geospatialist and Motorcyclist

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