Tag Archive: geographic data

Mapping India: Open Source Community Mapping

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A recent graduate from the National Institute of Design in information and interface design, Arun Ganesh is working to to map India using open source mapping tools. As he states, “Sadly, in India, we still don’t have free and accessible maps. Neither the government nor the city provides us with them, so we have had …

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Youth Using GIS and GPS Technologies to Improve Communities

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Developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services (CSREES) program maintains the 4-H Youth Technology Team , which “fosters the  learning of geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning satellite systems (GPS),” which teaches youth  to use technology in order to improve their communities–”community mapping” projects developed …

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An Innovative Look at Transportation

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GeoVation [innovation through geography] is a UK-based organization committed to helping communities asses their community assets and address any identifiable community needs through an innovative application of geography-based interactive maps and resources. For the 2011 GeoVation Challenge, community groups across the UK were presented with the task of addressing, “How can we improve transport in …

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Mapping the New Zealand Earthquake

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On February 22, 2011, an earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 75 people, with an anticipated significantly higher death rate as the days go by. This is the second largest earthquake to hit the area with a magnitude measuring 6.3 and aftershocks at almost 5 magnitudes. During and immediately after this tragedy, online …

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