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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NY Times Map of Where you Were on 9/11 and other Crowdsourcing GIS News

The New York Times hosts a map that invites readers to locate where they were on 9/11/01 and provide a comment. 

- NY Times via Technorati

Patrick Meier writes about using crowdsourcing in an effort to look at human rights issues in Syria.

We plan do the same with high resolution satellite imagery of three key cities in Syria selected by the AI-USA team. The specific features we will look for and tag include: ”Burnt and/or darkened building features,” “Roofs absent,” “Blocks on access roads,” “Military equipment in residential areas,” “Equipment/persons on top of buildings indicating potential sniper positions,” “Shelters composed of different materials than surrounding structures,” etc. SBTF volunteers will be provided with examples of what these features look like from a bird’s eye view and from ground level.

- iRevolution blog

Since its June launch, Global Amphibian BioBlitz amateur photographers have posted photos of 10 percent of the world's 7,000 amphibian species Among the revelations delighting scientists...

Now it's time for phase two (APB coverage of phase 1): the Global Reptile Blitz to record all 9,500 reptile species worldwide.

Both the Global Reptile and the Global Amphibian BioBlitz are powered by a website called iNaturlist.org, developed by some UC Berkeley students. They teamed with Stanford researchers and conservation organizations to expand it.

- San Jose Mercury News

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/13 at 05:18 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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