Tuesday 9 June 2015

Remap Lima feed into new research project cLima Sin Riesgo

A final field trip in May 2015, before the closure of the project, allows an evaluation of the progress made so far and the lessons learnt through this mapping process. A documentary and exhibitions in both London and Lima will soon arrive, so watch this space.
Remap Lima gets a continuation through the research project cLima Sin Riesgo:

The mapping of everyday risk in both Jose Carlos Mariategui and Barrios Altos is currently being undertaken to understand risk distribution and accumulation.

Discussing enumeration at a large scale as a means for collective action and organization to resist eviction and unwanted change. An announcement has now been made by the new administration that 40% of Barrios Altos is to be demolished. Picture-Luise Fischer

Thursday 13 November 2014

Strategy Building Mapping Workshop

The strategy building mapping workshop took place in Lima from the 10th -12th of November.  The incremental steps to be taken to halt the unwanted change were identified in both Barrios Altos and JCM. 

In JCM, strong pressure from land traffickers is claiming large areas of land upslope. The opening up of roads and selling of plots is leading to the fast urbanisation of areas considered in physical risk. The trafficking is creating conflicts on the territory, not only because of encroach on the perimeter of existing settlements, but also and more importantly, because it is increasing risk for those living lower down the slope.    
The JCM mappers identified and marked all the pressure points from the land trafficking activities, noting the areas which needed to be conserved as open spaces. The main strategy which emerged, is the need for each settlement to form a Committee for Open Spaces, recognised and registered in the Municipality, as well a larger association bringing these different committees together. Exploring all the legal avenues and the various front to work in parallel to stop land traffickers, they agreed that the recognition of the committees have to go hand in hand with the recognition of the territory over which they will exert their rights. They will produce a map of these open spaces and seek to have it certified by the municipality.

Barrios Altos, having shared the progress made so far with the mapping of their own block, developed the steps and time frames to strengthen the internal organisation and gain greater visibility towards the outside. Priority areas were identified on the map, in order to first reach out to those who are in imminent threat of eviction. In this way, organising around particular problems was seen as the way to strengthen collective action and widen the network. Other steps included the contact with already organised groups and getting newspapers to publish and make visible particular issues. To support this, maps of evictions, change of use into storage and  water distribution, will be produced.

Friday 25 April 2014

Virtually Reconstructing Lima: Drones, Community Mapping and 3D printers

The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, the Bartlett Development Planning Unit and the Swiss NGO Drone Adventures, joined local partners in Lima from the 2nd to the 11th of February to map the two case study areas of Barrios Altos and José Carlos Mariátegui. Communities from Lima engaged in a mapping expedition using cutting edge technologies such as mapping drones, to explore new innovative 3D mapping pathways for areas that are undergoing an otherwise 'invisible' change.

Capturing and visualizing the current view of the city opens up possibilities for a more complete understanding of the environment we live in, leading towards a participatory and sustainable planning process. The first workshop was successfully completed, and the results are fascinating. The team is currently in Lima to engage in a second mapping workshop, and is working closely with Fora Ciudades Para La Vida, and community organisations.

Barrios Altos, animation from ScanLAB Projects on Vimeo.

José Carlos Mariátegui, animation from ScanLAB projects on Vimeo.

The drone outputs were sent remotely to London from Lima, in order to be 3D printed. The aim is to create an installation suitable for community planning purposes in the two areas. The 3D outputs are converted into meshes and are then printed using a Makerbot 2 Replicator.

For information about the 3d mapping work please contact @en_topia on twitter
For information about the field work please contact Adriana Allen or Rita Lambert

Sunday 6 April 2014

ReMapLima Drone aerial for Tracing in OpenStreetMap

Great news! The aerial photo shot with a Sensefly eBee drone, in the Jose Carlos Marietaguil area as part of the ReMap Lima project, is now available in OpenStreetMap for tracing. The areal is donated by Drone Adventures to the OpenStreetMap Community and is of very high resolution, "capturing multiple square miles down to zoom level 21 — plenty for street level mapping".
The imagery is hosted on Mapbox, allowing anyone to Log in as an editor and start mapping.

JCM area is currently unmapped and an area which goes through constant changes.  CASA, DPU and Community members from Lima, will soon be joining back to Lima towards the development of the online mapping platform.

Here is the link to start mapping:

JCM, Lima Peru

For new OSM users, note that you can create an account in OSM. To load the aerial on the online editor, add a Custom Background and paste:{zoom}/{x}/{y}.png

Drone Adventures released also four new UAV imagery layers of their recent deployments for tracing on OpenStreetMap. For more information please visit Alex Barth's blog.

JCM area, Lima Peru , via Alex Barth

Within the first 3 days the area is already being mapped:

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