Tag Archive: Center for Community Mapping

Grassroots mapping—a DIY approach to community participatory mapping


Grassroots Mapping is an initiative developed by Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOT) that uses DIY balloon mapping  in order to “invert the traditional power structure of cartography” by working with organizations and communities to promote participatory mapping.  Attached to helium balloons and kites are inexpensive digital cameras that render images of communities …

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River Rally Conference 2011


Dr. Im, the founder of IMrivers and Director for the Center for Community Mapping, gave a presentation at the National River Rally Conference in North Charleston, South Carolina, on “Utilizing Google Maps/Earth with Social Media” this past weekend. For more information on the conference, click here. For more information on IMRivers, click here. Nicola Mammes, …

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Brooklyn Public ART–Student Project


Utilizing the Center for Community Mapping online interactive Mappler tool, a student in Dr. Im’s GIS in Planning and Public Health class created a public art map of art in Williamsburg, Brooklyn along Bedford Avenue. Each data point has been qualified with further information on the name of the each piece, the category of art …

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