[Geowanking] Activist MIT cartographers aid Peruvian squatters
ijturton at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 11:58:10 PST 2010
I saw this interesting link on Boing-Boing. I don't think they've been
mentioned here before.
Sent to you by Ian Turton via Google Reader: Activist MIT cartographers
aid Peruvian squatters via Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow on 1/23/10
Jeffrey sez, "This MIT Media Lab project worked with activists on
Friday to make maps with a community of Shipibo who've taken up
residence on the bank of the river Rimac in downtown Lima - a city of
11 million people. Using only helium balloons and a cheap camera, the
GrassrootsMapping.org team, part of the Center for Future Civic Media,
took pictures of the extralegal settlement from ~500 feet up. The
images were rectified and the resulting map may help the Shipibo in
their legal battle to gain deeds to the land. GrassrootsMapping.org is
a project which supports communities in cartographic dispute by
creating low-cost mapping tools."
Grassroots Mapping with the Shipibo in the center of Lima (Thanks,
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