Weather and other Crowdsourced GIS News
The OpenWeatherMap.org wants you to share data from your weather station.
OpenWeatherMap.org is a crowdsourcing project to collect information about the weather worldwide. Everybody owning a weather station is free to contribute and the results are licensed under Creative Commons By-Attribution Share-Alike 2.0
Is it time for map-based crowdfunding?
Cielex, an equity-based crowdfunding portal, today announced the launch of its site. Using a map-based user interface, Cielex seamlessly connects entrepreneurs with investors, all on a transparent and secure platform.
Tomnod was started by four friends who were looking for Genghis Khan's tomb in Mongolia. By putting satellite images on the Internet and allowing people to look through photos and tag signs of the missing tomb, Tomnod -- which means "big eye" in Mongolian -- was able to process thousands of images and map out the area.