Clearing the Cache: The Great Unmapped
BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 14 2010
- Map Kibera is a project to, for the first time, create a digital map of the geography and resources of that section of Nairobi, one that that can gently be called a slum. The aim is to track the project's evolution so that it can be recreated for other unmapped places on the planet. Hence the napkin documentation above. Here's a good look at the project from the angle of what open data can mean for communities living on the margins.
- In a fight, who would win: NASA or the Census Bureau? What if it's the Webbys?
- The rise of telecentros, and more on what's happening on the Cuban Internet front.
- House Government Oversight Committee ranking member Darrell Issa wants Deputy U.S. CTO Andrew McLaughlin to explain his email use patterns. From the it's-a-small-world-after-all files, that happens to the same congressional committee that McLaughlin once served on as counsel.
- So that you can current with blog culture, a guide to understanding trigger warnings.
- Defense Secretary Gates goes after Wikileaks: "There's no before and there's no after." Worth remembering is that Reuters tried to extract the tape of their two employees being killed from the Pentagon, to no avail.
- A post well worth reading on government transparency through Google.
- The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Brazil will be taking questions on YouTube.
- And for the headline alone: "Georgia Man Uses Web to Try to Fire Senators."