urban mapping

GIS, Data Preservation, and Gentrification

Olivia Harne

Olivia Harne discusses how smart planning that incorporates GIS needs to take into account the historic identity of gentrifying neighborhoods.  

The blank pink shaded area on the left shows the geographic information available for Kibera before the crowdsourced effort by Spatial Collective filled in geographic data (right).

How Users are Helping to Map Kenyan Slums

Kevin Wisher

One of the latest ongoing, user-generated mapping projects involves the mapping of slums in Kenya.

Mapping Air Pollution

Caitlin Dempsey

Pulling real time data from the city government of Madrid, Into the Air is a project led by Nerea Calvillo (along with ...