This wiki space provides information on the Expert Group Meeting on Slum Mapping, 21-23 May 2008, at ITC in Enschede, Netherlands, and provides restricted working space for participants and other collaborators as follow up to the workshop.  The workshop was organized by ITC and co-organized by CIESIN and UN-HABITAT.  For a report of the workshop, click here.

The focus of the meeting was to document methods for the identification and delineation of slum areas based on high resolution remote sensing and supplementary data sets, e.g. census and related GIS data on infrastructure and services. This allows the formulation of a global strategy to collect sufficient and reliable information at the sub-city level and to link that to information at the city level. In order to do so, discussion focused on the following topics and questions.