This page provides links to related materials from slum mapping efforts in different countries
Here are some articles by Karishma Busgeeth that describe slum mapping activities in South Africa.
Paper title: "Potential application of remote sensing in monitoring informal settlements in South Africa where complimentary data does not exist" (Working Paper) (PDF of Powerpoint Slides)
There is a recent paper in Habitat International entitled "Using GIS in constructing area-based physical deprivation index in Cairo Governorate, Egypt" by Zeinab Khadr, Mohamed Nour el Deina, and Ramadan Hameda. For more information visit:
Thomas Kemper of the Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy), sent the following, based on sessions they organized at the World Urban Forum-5 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, March 2010.
Presentations have been placed here:
There is also a website describing more in detail the scientific background and the ‘didactic tool’ that they presented in Rio:
From the project site you can access the tool or jump there directly using the link below (best with Firefox):