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Public Maps Gulf Oil Spill using Balloon and Kite Flights

The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science is providing volunteers and the public with open-source tools for environmental data collection.  In 2010, they began mapping the Gulf Coast to document the effects of the BP oil spill.  The program took a year to complete and resulted in the creation of 50 regional maps.  PLOTS …

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Developed by the Geographic Virtual Urban Environments (GeoVue) program at the University College of London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), MapTube is  an online resource for sharing, viewing, and contributing to maps online. OpenLayers and OpenStreetMap are used as open source mapping tools as well as Google Maps. All maps are viewable to the …

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Mapping Main Street

What do you think of when someone mentions Main Street? In an effort to document the 10, 466 streets named Main in the United States, Mapping Main Street, a documentary media project funded by the Association of Independents in Radio, Inc. and supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has sent a team to explore …

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Communities Engaging in Mapping Nature


Developed in 2009 as an Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) class project at NYU, Project NOAH or Networked Organisms and Habitats has transformed the way that communities and individuals can perceive and interact with the environment around them. Project NOAH is a mobile application available for iPhone and Android that utilizes the GPS technology built into …

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Community-Based Energy Initiative with Interactive Mapping


One Change is a community-based, non-profit non-partisan grassroots organization that seeks to promote habits and behaviors that embrace sustainable means of consuming nonrenewable energy resources. This initiative was inspired by an ENERGY STAR® statistic: “If every household in the United States replaced one incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb, the reduction in …

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