Audio slideshow: On the map 17 January 2011Last updated at 19:20 ET Until recently, what is often billed as one of Africa's largest slums - Kibera, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi - was a blank spot on official maps. But a group of volunteers have been training young people living there to create their own digital map of the area. The result is the first complete map of Kibera, which it is hoped can form the basis of plans to improve the area and the lives of its residents.
Map Kibera Project - Maps and Statistics Kianda Statistics TopographyVillage perimeter: 2 kmVillage area: 0,16 sqKmMaximum length (as the crow flies): 780 mMinimum length (as the crow flies): 150 mHighest point (above the see level): 1766 mLowest point (above the see level): 1736 m Demographics Population: 15,219 Density: 95,120 people per sq km Estimated population in Kibera: 235,000-270,000 peopleFamilies: 6.021 (2.5 people per family)Children: 6,918 (45.5% of the population; 1.15 children per family) Adults: 8,296 (54,5% of the population; 1.4 adults per family) Women: 3,208 (21.1% of the pop.; 38.7% of adults) Men: 5,088 (33.4% of the pop,; 61.3% of adults) Married living in Kianda as a couple: 4,558 (54,9% of adults) Married couples living in Kianda: 2,279 Married living alone in Kianda: 531 (6.4%) Single: 2,689 (32.4%) Single parents: 518 (6.24%) Tribes (number of families)Luo: 2,196 (36.5%) Kisii: 689 (11.5%) Luhya: 661 (11.0%) Kamba: 427 (7.1%) Gikuyu: 247 (4.1%)Other tribes or unknown: 1,801 (29.8%)
Wem hilft Map Kibera? « Anja Krieger
Future of Health: Map Kibera Creates An Infrastructure For Health Care @PSFK As part of the Future of Health report published last week, we interviewed key innovators during our research to illuminate ideas and innovation developing in healthcare. Map Kibera is an open-source project started in 2009 in response to the lack of information available for the Kibera district of Nairobi, Kenya – one of the world’s largest slums. The majority of Nairobi is geographically documented for health, education, and sanitation purposes, but these basic requirements are neglected without any mapping to guide the municipal infrastructure. Health geographers Jamie Lundine and Joshua Goldstein of the Map Kibera team share their insights on the project below: Tell us how you describe the Kibera mapping project and any technological integrations that are helping your team along. The Map Kibera project is creating the first public, digital, open source map of Kibera – one of the largest informal settlements in East Africa and home to hundreds of thousands of people.
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Project William Underhill Detail of current Kibera plan, from mapkibera.org. Wise visitors to Kibera take a guide. Sprawling across more than 500 acres on the edge of Nairobi, the settlement ranks as one of Africa’s largest and poorest slums. Map Kibera
Development and mapping - Jamie Lundine of mapkibera
By MUCHIRI KARANJA email@example.com It has been billed as Africa’s biggest slum and even by some accounts, the world’s largest. Some say it is home to two million people, others a million. But the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census results released this week make everything you have heard about the size of Kibera improbable. Numbers do not lie, and figures from the 2009 census indicate that Kibera barely makes it to Nairobi’s largest slum. According to the census figures, the eight locations that form Kibera slums combined host a paltry 170,070. Daily Nation: - News |Myth shattered: Kibera numbers fail to add up
Jamie Lundine on MapKibera’s work in Nairobi | 365 Days to My Thesis Day 365 -1 Map of Kibera, Kenya I have done some work with MapKibera and am blown away with their work (you can link to my Nairobi Notebook post on them at pradical.org). One thing I hope to do as I build toward my thesis is to find literature and other media on youth focused/led mapping projects. MapKibera fits the bill perfectly.