AAG’s International Encyclopedia of Geography and other Crowdsourcing GIS News
The AAG has announced
that the Association of American Geographers (AAG) will undertake one of the most ambitious and potentially far-reaching publication projects in the recent history of the fields of geography and GIScience. This will be a 15-volume work, to be published both in hard copy and online, tentatively entitledThe International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology.
It'll be huge and the organization is looking for suggestions on experts to tap to edit and write various sections. The effort dates back more than three years.
The Stamford Mercury in Britain has a campaign "Let's Clean Up!" to clean up the area. There's an interactive map of activity but to submit an area with a mess you can either tweet, use Facebook or old fashioned e-mail.
Ready to map the moon? I've written about crowdsourced moom mapping before ("as good as experts"), but this is a new project - with a full moon challenge deadline of finding 1 million craters by May 5!
CosmoQuest.org is a group of astronomers, run by my friend Dr. Pamela Gay, who have created a series of projects where people like you can perform needed tasks that are real science… in this case, measuring craters on the Moon! Using MoonMappers, you can identify and measure craters using images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a spacecraft currently circling our Moon and taking thousands of high-resolution pictures.