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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Microsoft to Enable Mapping Rio’s Informal Settlements

Microsoft is participating in the Global Innovation Summit, an event in San Jose, CA this week that brings together NGOs, governments and subject matter experts to explore how we can help accelerate the untapped potential in underserved communities. And, that's where the company announced a plan to map Rio's favelas.

A Microsoft team in Brazil has begun a project to start building out this mapping infrastructure in the favelas. The team is seeking to build the necessary infrastructure to enable the many parties necessary for the communities to fully participate in the digital town square in ways that many of us in the developed online world take for granted.  The lessons they learn, and the insights derived from the Global Innovation Summit we hope will serve as a model to reduce the digital divide across the world.

Exactly what will happen to the data once it's collected is unclear.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 02/20 at 05:06 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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