Category Archives: crowdsource

A new Reward from the USGS for Crowd Sourcing Citizen Scientists

Tweetan update from the USGS on their crowd-sourcing efforts… The National Map Corps (TNMCorps) data volunteers continue to make significant additions to the USGS’s ability to provide accurate mapping information and data to the public. To reward those citizen scientists, TNM Corps … Continue reading

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FulcrumApp Adds Support for SpatialVideo GPS track logs

TweetVery cool… FulcrumAPP, you know, the data collection tool, has just announced a new and exciting feature, SpatialVideo, support for video collection integrated with your field data collection and is also records a GPS track log that syncs with the … Continue reading

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exactEarth Release Tracking Data of the Search for MH370

TweetWe’ve all been bombarded with constant news updates and reports about the search for the missing Malaysian airliner. Yesterday, exactEarth shared details that an Australian ship is close to retrieving debris believed to be from the plane (still speculation on … Continue reading

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CrowdSourcing Imagery to Help Find Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

TweetA couple of efforts have been announced to help scour the vast collection of recently collected imagery for any sign of Flight 370 that may have been recorded by a data collection sensor. DigitalGlobe has a service known as Tomnod … Continue reading

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Real Time Social Media News Map of Colorado Flood and comments

TweetEsri has churned out a public news map highlighting some of the data and social media news updates (tweets, photos, videos) from Colorado revealing the extent of the Colorado flood situation. You can jump directly to the newsmap HERE or … Continue reading

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Piksi RTK GPS Receiver Getting a Kickstart

TweetHere’s an interesting kickstarter project that’s getting quite a kick! Enter the Piksi RTK GPS receiver, a low-cost GPS receiver boasting open source software, centimeter accuracy GPS collection, rugged design, Bluetooth and more… nice! This interesting info comes from the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Map Data Collection Opportunities to Build the National Map

TweetHave you ever wanted to contribute to the National Map? Well, now that the USGS has embraced the crowd there’s an opportunity for you to do just that! If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate … Continue reading

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Socrata Offers Developers and OpenData Enthusiasts Hackathon In A Box

TweetThe cool crew from Seattle-based Socrata are providing government users, opendata enthusiasts, developers, and others with a very cool OpenData resource in the form of a “hackathon in a box” – a toolbox of resources, documents, tools and other handy … Continue reading

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OpenStreetMap Rolls Out a New easy map editor and Switch2OSM

TweetSome big news from the OSM crew today via the official blog as OpenStreetMap is now boasting a new online map editor for users making it easier for everyone according to the team. Codenamed “iD” the resource now boasts a … Continue reading

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National Map Corps to Help Crowd Source the National Map

TweetDetails of a crowd-sourcing effort is being touted by the USGS and partners in the National Map.  The agency is looking for crowd participants to help enhance the National Map and currently has some 18 States open for data editing, … Continue reading

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LocalWiki community knowledge project Maps Antarctica

TweetAn interesting update on a community mapping effort came my way recently – enter LocalWiki Antarctica. From project co-founder, Michael Ivanov, “Using NASA aerial imagery, the SCAR Antarctic Digital Database, and open-source tools, we made a special aerial map of … Continue reading

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TweetI recently read about an interesting project underway in the UK, this courtesy of an article from the MailOnline – The London Mugging Map! Indeed a very interesting project that depends on crowd-sourced information to inform and educate the population … Continue reading

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