Mapping Drug Dealers and other Crowdsourcing GIS News
Residents [of Reynosa, on the Mexico side of the Texas/Mexico border] are now using social media and Google Maps to report drug dealers in their neighborhoods.
An anonymous group of Twitter users launched the project a few months ago but it's now surging in popularity.
In an email interviews with Action 4 News, the creators of the map said they are asking people to report drug dealers using the #reynosafollow channel of Twitter.
Officials have their own reporting channel.
The McCreary County [Kentucky] Tourist Commission is looking for local mappers. The goal?
to “map” trails for tourists who may share their particular interest — such as hiking, off-roading, crafting, coal history, photography, etc. The resulting maps can then be developed into itineraries available on the county’s tourism website for self-guided tours.
“We need information for all kinds of trails,” County Tourism Director Ginger McCartt-West told The Record. “It doesn’t have to be an outdoor experience.”
A grant enables the effort and volunteers can use helmet cameras to make first person videos for the county website.
A class at UC Berkeley is mapping doggie amenities vs number of babies in San Francisco's Mmission District. Have any input?