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Using crowdsource mapping in data scarce environments: community centred data creation for healthcare in Dhaka’s slums

Location: Room R0.03/4

Speaker: Jorieke Vyncke, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

Planning basic urban services for vulnerable communities living in areas which are invisible on official and commercial online maps is a challenge. Jorieke Vyncke will talk about her experience of combining digital as well as off-line technologies to create data in partnership with communities in Dhaka’s poorest areas. She will also discuss the challenges, and how this process has transformed decision-making for health care provision in a marginalised urban sector.

For those who wish to get more involved, the second part of the session will be a Missing Maps Mapathon. Missing Maps' mandate is to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, and places affected by disasters, in order to provide NGOs and individuals with maps and geographic data, to better respond to crises and humanitarian needs. Using OpenStreetMap ensures that all data gathered under the project will be free, open, and available for use under an open license. Please bring your laptop.

Tags: GRPEvents

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