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Monday, August 29, 2011

Education Information Crowdsourcing and other Crowdsourcing GIS News

Both the UK's Guardian and the U.S.'s New York Times are starting crowdsourced efforts to capture information on schools. The former will try to map school data while the latter is more about collecting and organizing data about different regions of New York City.

- Editor's Web Blog

Two San Francisco projects are throwing public energy at making the libraries stock of Sanborn and old photos more usable. Maptcha asks the pulic to help geocode Sanborn maps while Old SF has users geotag the photos.

- Bay Citizen

The City of New York on Sunday launched a website, powered by Google Maps, for Greater New York area residents to map tales of Hurricane Irene-related destruction.

I see Ushahidi, actually CrowdMap, in use!

- PC Mag

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/29 at 03:05 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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