Fwd: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project

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Fwd: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Jennifer Hudon 4/15/11 7:36 AM
Another mapping event! See below.

More information about the MapKibera Project here: http://mapkibera.org/


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From: Matthew Cruse <cruse.mr@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 3:45 AM
Subject: [sipa2012] NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project with Founders Mikel Maron and Erica Hagen - Tuesday April 19th 1-2 PM, Room TBA
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Hello all,

Please join the New Media Task Force and the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at the Earth Institute for a brown-bag discussion with the founders of MapKibera by the GroundTruth Initative as they present the Map Kibera project - citizen mapping and media in Nairobi's largest slum, and the potential of participatory technology for development.

Mikel Maron and Erica Hagen, founders of Map Kibera and GroundTruth Initiative, will present their work in Kenya with Map Kibera, featuring digital mapping using OpenStreetMap, citizen video journalism and SMS-based reporting in the Kibera and Mathare slums.

Tuesday April 19th 1-2 PM, Room TBA. I will follow up with the room # as soon as it has been finalized.
 


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Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Liz Barry 4/16/11 3:45 PM
This looks great, I can't attend, but might see if Mikel and Erika will be available in the evening.
Liz
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Liz Barry 4/19/11 9:50 AM
Hi Geo Club,
Are we meeting tonight? when / where?

Previously in Geo Club we had talked about stitching Newark images into a map using Cartagen, (and ironically i doublechecked specifically with Jeff this morning that everything was up), but currently MediaTemple itself is down. which is insane. In the meantime, any sets of images (like Newark) can be put into a dropbox folder and shared with Jeff, and he will upload to mapmill.org so we can all sort them together once mediatemple is back up.

Let me know and i will join you guys wherever you are meeting.

Also, I invited Mikel and Erika to join us, but they had another commitment.

talk to you all soon,
Liz
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Marco Rangel 4/19/11 10:00 AM
Dear Liz,

I attended a weekend conference in D.C. and I'm pretty sure a meeting wasn't organized.

I think we should aim to meet either later this week or just next Tuesday. Coordinating at this point for this afternoon might just turn out to be fruitless.

Sound good?


Marco

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From: Liz Barry <bar...@newschool.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:50:49 -0400
Subject: Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Liz Barry 4/19/11 3:51 PM
Ok sounds good for next week! perfect. 

Would you guys like to do a general mapmill-sorting and caragen-stitching demo? everyone could practice on their own favorite set of images and learn these open source tools for future use in a project of your own design. There have been lots of updates to these softwares since we covered them in workshop last fall and it might be good to get a refresher. I was also thinking we could advertise this as a public demo -- what do you think?

Liz
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Jennifer Hudon 4/20/11 6:39 PM
I'm interested in learning and exploring the new features. I really like the idea of opening it up to a larger public demo too. -j
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Marco Rangel 4/25/11 4:59 PM
Meeting tomorrow!

Hello everybody,

I totally meant to send out an email about this earlier but got caught up in some unexpected weekend news. If we could meet at 6:30pm on the 2nd floor of Arnold Hall, that would be great! Also, Liz mentioned working on a demo for stitching grassroots maps together and I hope we can still get to do that to, if it's still an option. 

Hope to see everybody there!


Marco
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Liz Barry 4/26/11 2:53 PM
Sounds great! I'm not really teaching this, but i figure we can all open up our laptops and explore the online interfaces together.
I meant to send this earlier, but can someone zip and send (or dropbox) the Newark photos to Jeff@publiclaboratory?
He can put them on mapmill and we can sort them there, then export to Cartagen.
see you shortly,
Liz
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Jennifer Hudon 4/26/11 3:16 PM
Hey All - at the moment I'm working from home for ERDA and playing catch up since I was in DC all last week. I was hoping to make it to school for Geo Club, but unfortunately excel has taken over my schedule. 

I just tried to zip the file and its going to take over 4 hours. I'm going to let it continue, but I don't think I'll be able to get it to Jeff before 6:30pm. Does anyone else have the images?

On another note, I'd really love to play around with the software updates with everyone, or at least a partner. Any chance there are other GIS/Geo Club things on the agenda so this could be pushed until next Tuesday? Or are there other Geo Club members who are around this weekend to play around (who aren't able to come today)? Side note: I completely understand if you have other images you want to work with and plan to continue to do so - by all means, don't let my schedule stop you. :) 

Either way, I'll let you guys know as soon as the images are zipped. Have fun tonight! 

Best,
Jen
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Jennifer Hudon 4/26/11 3:27 PM
Update: I was able to zip and dropbox the images (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27389621/Flight%20over%20NJ.zip)

I just emailed Jeff the file. If they get up on time, would anyone want to video chat while working together? So I can work simultaneously but remotely? 
Re: NMTF and Earth Institute Event: MapKibera Project Liz Barry 4/26/11 4:17 PM
Hey Jen, 
No worries on the Newark images, let's aim for next week. 
good thing too because Cartagen is a little wonky today (no zoom control, not linked up to MapMill yet, etc).
We are going to have an open discussion session on the 2nd floor. 
good luck, 
Liz