I’ve been playing around with the full planet file to look at going back in time in OSM. Mainly, this is to look at how Ramani Huria’s data has evolved over time and is all […]
Africa, despite lagging behind in infrastructural development, is actually data rich. In 2010, of the 5 billion mobile phones in the world, 80% were in developing countries. East Africa is at the forefront of new […]
Maps are crucial to the development of a country. But often in the emerging world they don’t exist. In Tanzania this gap is being bridged through communities coming together and mapping their own communities. This […]
The N-LAB’s ongoing research in using big data for development has now been recognised by the Gates Foundation in awarding the N-Lab a $100,000 grant for Financial Data Mapping in East Africa.