Audio slideshow: On the map

Until recently, what is often billed as one of Africa's largest slums - Kibera, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi - was a blank spot on official maps. But a group of volunteers have been training young people living there to create their own digital map of the area.

The result is the first complete map of Kibera, which it is hoped can form the basis of plans to improve the area and the lives of its residents.

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Photographs by Jonathan Fildes and Adam Blenford. Audio by Jonathan Fildes. Music courtesy KPM Music.

Satellite images copyright Bing Maps. Map images copyright Map Kibera /OpenStreetMap and contributors CC-by-SA.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 18 January 2011.

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