WUF 11, Katowice, Poland

On June 22 2022 by Sabine Vanhuysse
SLUMAP results will be presented at the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (26-30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland), in the frame of a training session dedicated to the EO toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements: Check out the presentationDownload the training materialTry using the SLUMAP webgis Beta version (under development)

EURISY Members' Corner: Focus on the Belgian Science Policy Office

On June 18 2022 by Sabine Vanhuysse
SLUMAP results were presented at the EURISY Members' Corner , in the frame of a webinar dedicated to Remote sensing of African Urban Area for Health and Vulnerability Assessment (17 June 2022). Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a rapid and uncontrolled urbanization process, with significant impacts on the health and well-being of urban dwellers. To mitigate such impacts, and advance towards SDG 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, more spatially-detailed and quantitative data are necessary to identify the most vulnerable. Read more...

NCID workshop on urban deprivation : From Earth Observation to Urban Policies

On December 10 2021 by Sabine Vanhuysse
SLUMAP and its spin-off research project PARTIMAP will be presented at NCID workshop on urban deprivation: From Earth Observation to Urban Policies

Large-scale forced evictions and demolitions in Mukuru slum, Nairobi

On December 09 2021 by Sabine Vanhuysse
Thousands of people have been made homeless by demolitions in Mukuru, one of Nairobi’s largest ‘slums’. Angela Abascal was in the field recently and she was able to estimate the number of flattened dwellings. Read the newspaper articles: El País: The Guardian:

UN World Data Forum (3-6 October 2021)

On October 05 2021 by Sabine Vanhuysse
Is it possible to learn about open geospatial data platforms in 75 mins to Harness Non-Official Sources for the 2030 Agenda? SLUMAP concepts were presented during a very interactive session that raised awareness on the potential of Earth Observation for the 2030 Agenda.

A survey for documenting trash in the deprived areas of Nairobi

On September 30 2021 by Sabine Vanhuysse
A trash survey documentation led by Community Mappers Kenya in the informal settlements of Mathare, Majengo, Kariobangi, and Kibera. The aim of the survey is to track trash patterns in the aforementioned regions so as to come up with sustainable and inclusive waste management solutions. Through the study, relevant stakeholders are invited to help facilitate and enhance implementation. The outcome was presented at FOSS4G 2021 by Nicera Wanjiru Kimani (Community Mappers). Read more...


On July 31 2021 by Sabine Vanhuysse
SLUMAP organised an invited session at IGARSS 2021: Multiple hazard monitoring and management in urban deprived areas We showcased the contribution of novel Earth Observation approaches to support multiple hazard monitoring and management in African urban deprived areas, covering both primary and secondary cities. First, the importance of low-cost frameworks to address global urban data gaps on deprivation and multiple hazards was highlighted. Next, while maps of deprived areas are generally non-existent, partial or inaccurate, we presented a method for mapping their location and extent at the city scale. Read more...

Webinar: EO-based poverty statistics - Unlocking the full potential of satellite images for poverty mapping

On June 20 2020 by Sabine Vanhuysse
Results of citywide slum mapping were presented during a webinar organized by ITC and INEGI (National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico) on 18 June 2020. This webinar aimed to showcase an outlook on how EO-based proxies of socioeconomic and demographic data could contribute to rapidly providing relevant information when large areal coverage and/or multi-temporal information is required.

Webinar: Earth Observation Data in Support of Poor Communities against COVID-19

On June 10 2020 by Sabine Vanhuysse
SLUMAP was presented during this webinar organized by UFBA (Universidade Federal de Bahia, Brazil) on 10 June 2020.

COVID-19 in LMICs cities

On April 27 2020 by Sabine Vanhuysse
SLUMAP is part of the IDeAMapS Network, an evolving collaboration among “slum” community mappers, government statisticians, spatial data scientists, and others aiming to integrate our methods to map slums routinely and accurately at scale. As headlines continue to characterize LMIC cities and “slums” as looming COVID-19 catastrophes, the Network decided to document practical steps that communities, local governments, and others can take - and are taking - to respond to COVID-19. Read more...