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Navigating Lebanon historically hinges on an informal system of landmarks and an intimate knowledge of streets and shops. Over the past several years, however, various groups have begun working to change the way newcomers and residents negotiate the country's urban environments. Founded in 2005, its work has gone through several phases, beginning with projects designed to make navigating the city easier by identifying notable landmarks.Zawarib has since branched out into more projects, including its well-known city guide.Other mapping projects in Beirut and Lebanon focus on the concrete infrastructure that underpins urban environments. For some groups, this work has centered on implementing a unified system of street addresses throughout the country. One project initiated several years ago focused on a system called natural area code (NAC) tagging.According to Mario Chartouny, IT director at LibanPost, the system was attractive because of the inconsistencies in country's addressing system.One of these groups, NavLeb, has adopted a different project based on U.S. address systems.Similar infrastructure-oriented goals drive a different mapping project run by Public Interest Design, based in the industrial area of Mkalles, just outside of Beirut.
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