The world is in a state of flux. Humanity is undertaking aggressive climate action, technology is rapidly evolving and the very nature of human connection is being reconfigured. At every corner of the globe, people are shaking up the old and plotting to revolutionize in big, bold ways. At this salon hosted on TED’s virtual […]Continue reading
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More than two dozen countries on the African continent are missing from some of the most widely used mapping platforms. Tawanda Kanhema set out to change that, beginning his journey to build maps by combining existing software with panoramic photographs shot in various locations. For Google Street View, he has mapped heritage sites and cities in Zimbabwe, cities in Namibia and ice roads in northern Ontario, Canada, contributing nearly half a million images to the platform. Previously, he was a product manager at Mozilla.