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Ground reality: Mapping urban slums

July 31, 2018

Forbes India profiled a study funded by Omidyar Network which used machine learning and satellite imagery to map slums in Bengaluru. By using these technologies, researchers discovered that official records have underreported the number of slums, highlighting the need for a better system to secure property rights. 

Roopa Kudva, partner and managing director of Omidyar Network in India, shared that "we are working with the government and using drones to map 250,000 slum households enabling them to provide formal property titles to 1 million slum residents.” 

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