A billion people worldwide live in slums, largely invisible to city services and governments — but not to satellites.

Seth Dixon‘s insight:

Most slums are systematically ignored by politicians and public utilities; squatter settlements are not built legally and they are treated as though they did not exist.  Mapping these communities makes them visible, literally putting them on the map can be an important step to legitimize the needs and requests of these poor residents and grant them greater access to public, municipal resources. 

Tagsmapping, GPS, podcast, GIS, poverty, squatter settlements, developmentAfricaKenya.

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