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mail Rupert Allan 3 years ago
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We at Medecins Sans Frontieres/Missing Maps are currently engaged in Humanitarian Open Street Mapping of at risk communities all over the world here: http://www.msf.org.uk/missing-maps-project

I am currently engaged in the collaborative cross-cultural mapping of water resource, wells, drains, boreholes, and public water provision here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Missing_Maps_Epworth_Zimbabwe_Field_Mapping_2015_live

This is my blog on Humanitarian Open Street Mapping:
http://rupertallan.com/open-water-mapping-precarious-communities-for-survival/
Please get involved with this project, in a 'Direct-to-the-Field' transparent collaboration from your own desk.
Rupert
Katherine Jones 3 years ago
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Hi Rupert, 

Thanks for posting this. It looks like amazing and really vital work. I had a bit of a click through but found the wiki page a bit incomprehensible. I think I understand the basic idea of it, but it seems really complicated to contribute to! Interested in how much of an expert you have to be to be able to do this kind of thing, even if it is 'open' mapping. I think it's interesting that it's collaborative and cross-cultural, but I wonder about the constraints opposed by the format of it in some ways. It'd be interesting to see what this kind of mapping means to the people who live there, how they understand their places and the water connections there. Maybe that's just my socio-cultural kind of take on things, obviously knowing where the wells, boreholes and other water sources actually are is important, not least to medical and health work!
Iain Biggs 3 years ago
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Of possible interest as a model for a certain type of engagement, this was forwarded to me by an Irish friend.

Walking Wisdom, Mapping Communities

Ómós Áite, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway at the Galway International Arts Festival, 2015

 

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Photograph: Feet of Cindy Cummings and Ronan Browne, Walking Wisdom Woodquay Project.

©Elodie Rein Photography, 2015.

 

Luke Clancy of Culture File, RTÉ Lyric FM, speaks to Bernadette Divilly about the Walking Wisdom Woodquay project during the Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF). This project brings together Dance, Architecture and Community Mapping to explore urban design through community participation. It is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, CKI and Ómós Áite, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway and Galway City Council.

 

http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=16%3A20816726%3A2387%3A20%2D07%2D2015%3A

 

A ‘First Thoughts Talk’ on Creative Cities and the Walking Woodquay Project at GIAF, 18 July 2015.

 

Chaired by Dr Nessa Cronin – Walking Woodquay Project Co-Director, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.

http://www.giaf.ie/events/walkingwisdomwoodquay

 

https://www.facebook.com/WalkingWisdomWoodquay

 

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