World Bank – The Power of the Crowd: Mapping schools and hospitals

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 4, 2013

“In most developing countries it is often quite hard to know where hospitals or other basic services are located. Even if this data is publicly available it can be inaccurate or incomplete. In the middle of November 2012, the OpenGov Hub and the World Bank Institute (WBI) hosted a Social Infrastructure Mapping event to raise awareness of this issue. More than 50 mappers from different institutions including Development Gateway, Ushahidi, ESRI, World Bank, Development Seed, Wilson Center, Blue Raster, Red Cross, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and many others came together to share experiences and discuss their ideas about how the problem could be solved.”

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