Posts Tagged ‘maps’

Kenyans Collaborate to Map Kibera

{ Posted on Nov 03 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Categories : From the office
With a population of around one million inhabitants, Kibera is widely known as Africa's largest slum and counted among the biggest on earth. It's also one of the most studied slums in Africa, given its close proximity to the center ...Read More »

Mapping Africa’s Bush Fires

{ Posted on Sep 12 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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From NASA's Earth Observatory website: Season after season, year after year, people set fire to African landscapes to create and maintain farmland and grazing areas. People use fire to keep less desirable plants from invading crop or rangeland, to drive grazing ...Read More »

Navigating Africa With OpenStreetMap

{ Posted on Aug 04 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
OpenStreetMap, the free and open collaborative map of the world, just got a major boost with some very capable routing directions across Africa. This is demonstrated with driving directions from Cape Town to Ethiopia using CloudMade, a service that ...Read More »

How-To: Pocket-Sized Maps for the iPod

{ Posted on Jan 23 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
This is the result of an experiment to put a topo map of Mt. Cameroon on my iPod nano. I’m hardwired with a fascination for maps of all kinds (my post Crowdsource Mapping Cameroon is but one example) so ...Read More »

Crowdsource Mapping Cameroon

{ Posted on Oct 08 2008 by Bill Zimmerman }
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First, a confession: ever since I was a kid I’ve been obsessed with maps, mapmaking, route finding, terrain, satellite imagery—you name it. Once, for a middle school science project, I painstakingly traced the elevations of a contour map I ...Read More »