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Community Mapping

Project - Community Mapping 1

Maps are crucial in emerging countries to make decisions, but often do not exist. Community mapping is a participatory process where community members map their neighbourhoods, making maps openly available in the process.

In emerging nations it is becoming a very useful method for illuminating urban areas of rapid growth and change, providing policy and decision makers maps and data with which to make informed decisions. From a community perspective, it facilitates neighbourhood improvements and action, in some of the most deprived areas of the world.

The focus of this project has been Ramani Huria a community mapping project Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Africa’s fastest growing city.

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