Crowsourcing GIS (VGI) Tidbits - 5/6/11
Building on a program out of San Francisco, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (California) is going high-tech, using next week's Bike Week to urge bicyclists to help with regional bike planning by downloading a smart phone application that tracks their routes.
The app available for iPhone and Android and, the article notes, it will not track you if you do not have it on.
The latest CACM (Communications of the ACM) issue includes three papers that address crowdsourcing and VGI.
- via @mhacklay
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CMNI) is still working on its broadband map. Fifteen people showed up to a meeting asking for residents to take the broadband survey.
One Economy Corp., a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night to obtain community input on its broadband mapping program for the CNMI.
I have to admit, broadband mapping is helping us better understand US/territory geography!