Wikimapa

by Solidaritas

Summary

A collaborative online map of POIs and streets within slums from Rio created to ensure visibility to initiatives and structures existing in poor areas usually only known for its poverty and violence.
$547
total raised
22
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

The official online geography doesn’t include poor areas. The maps produced to represent slums only highlights negative aspects as violence and inform which areas should be avoided. Wikimapa aims reducing social depths by creating a new geography and stimulate content production by residents that becomes actors of social change. Project uses basic technologies to create real impact on peoples lives including unregistered portions of the cities where low-income people study, work, walk and live.

Solution

Through a wiki based system integrating a mobile app with website. In 5 slums from Rio a young resident uses a GPS enabled phone as tool for inserting information about offered services, historic data and audiovisual registry of each place mapped.

Long-Term Impact

150,000 residents from 5 slums benefits from Wikimapa. Over 700 registered users engaged on building a new virtual geography already entered 1285 POIs, 85 streets. Anyone can help us build this new reality and influence the access to citizenship.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wikimapa.org.br
Wikimapa website
Wikimapa website on Stockholm Challenge
Visit our Wikimapa Youtube Channel
Visit Wikimapa presentation on our slideshare page

Organization Information

Solidaritas

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​www.redejovem.org.br
Solidaritas
Project Leader:
Natalia Santos
Executive Coordinator
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

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