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CROWDSOURCING

May 1, 2015

OpenStreetMap Rallies for Nepal

As reports came in on Saturday that Nepal was hit with the biggest earthquake since 1934, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) immediately rallied the OpenStreetMap community. Since then, thousands of people have started mapping. OpenStreetMap updates in real time. By using OpenStreetMap data, disaster response teams on the ground and organizations like the UN, the

May 1, 2015

DigitalGlobe Releases Preliminary Nepal Earthquake Crowdsourcing Results

Today DigitalGlobe released the initial results from the Tomnod crowdsourcing campaign in response to the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. The damage mapping campaign will continue, and volunteers are encouraged to visit the Tomnod website to contribute their time and efforts. Users can download the KML file here to show the locations of all

April 2, 2015

Golden State Quads Add Trails

April 2, 2015 — Several of the 2,798 new US Topo quadrangles for California now display public trails along with segments of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Also the new maps now show improved data layers such as public land survey information, map symbol redesign, enhanced railroad information and new road source data. Some

March 31, 2015

New Crowdsourced Forest Maps Offer Unique Insights

Austria’s International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) mapped global forest cover with its crowdsourcing Geo-Wiki team. The new maps show the location and extent of forests for ecology, climate change and economic modelling as well as provide insight to researchers looking for the best reference information to estimate deforestation and forest degradation.

February 17, 2015

Imaging Scientists Will Crowd-Source Count of Kenyan Wildlife

Feb. 17, 2015—To celebrate Kenya’s wildlife heritage, the Kenyan Wildlife Service is hosting a Wildlife Festival, and invites anyone with a camera—students, citizens and wildlife enthusiasts of every stripe—to photograph as many zebras and giraffes as possible at the Nairobi National Park. The crowd-sourcing count of zebras and giraffes will take place on March 1

February 2, 2015

ESA Appathon Winners Move on to the App Camp

Six teams emerged victorious recently after an intense Appathon weekend. The winning teams are now through to the ESA App Camp, which will take place in Barcelona from 25 February to 3 March. The Appathon attracted more than 170 participants from around 30 countries. It was held simultaneously at six ESA Business Incubation Centres and

January 29, 2015

Citizen Scientists Submit More Than 100,000 Map Points

Jan. 29, 2015—The U.S. Geological Survey citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has realized remarkable response. In less than two years, the volunteer-based project has harvested more than 100,000 “points”. Hundreds of volunteer cartographers are making significant additions to the USGS ability to provide accurate mapping information to the public. Each point represents a structure

April 11, 2014

Crowdsourcing Satellite Imagery

GEOINT of the people, by the people, for the people offers big benefits for the geospatial intelligence community. By Luke Barrington, senior manager, DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com), Longmont, Colo. How many vehicles, fighters and refugees are involved in the conflict in South Sudan? What is the extent of damage to buildings and agriculture production caused by the