Tag Archive: interactive mapping

Flood Mapping in Iowa


The Iowa Flood Center, a center created by the Iowa Legislature after the devastating floods of 2008, has just developed the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) that uses a web-based interactive mapping platform to track rainfall, stream levels, and flood travel patterns in Iowa. As stated by Dave Miller, the Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning …

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Mapping Community Health


Wellbeing Toronto is an interactive web-based visualization tool that records and measures community wellbeing utilizing geographic information software and technology. This particular site is dedicated to measuring the neighborhood quality of Toronto’s 140 neighborhoods ranging in an area of “community health” categories. As the website states, ” Wellbeing Toronto (WT) was developed to meet the …

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Mapping the Solar Power Potential of NYC


Data collected from a series of flights over New York City by an airplane equipped with Lidar, a laser system for light detection and ranging, indicates that 66.4% of the buildings in NYC are suitable rooftop spaces from solar panels. It is estimated that this could generate 5,847 megawatts of energy as compared to the …

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Goespatial Technology and the Battle Against AIDS in South Africa


Digital mapping company MapIT is using geospatial technology to help fight the battle against HIV/AIDS in South Africa. With the many private agencies, NGOs, and state organizations involved in HIV education, prevention, and treatment, there are often overlaps and gaps in terms of targeted area. Funded by the Netherlands and run by the Foundation for …

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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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All the World’s a Stage–World Theatre Day 2011


The ways by which people communicate with one another and create dialogue about particular issues are expansive, and with the use of maps, social media tools, and technologies, events such as World Theatre Day can be developed and implemented internationally. Theatre is an important artistic medium of communication, and as stated by Jessica A Kaawa …

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International Crises Maps: How the International Community is Engaging with Maps


Political revolutions, natural disasters, oil spills. Millions of people have been affected, but how can the international community effectively address the needs of the regions facing political destabilization, food insecurity, or serious negative health concerns associated with these location-based upheavals? Interactive Mapping. Although digital, online, geography-based mapping tools do not solve the world’s problems, they …

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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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Garfield Community Mapping


One of the community mapping events that the Center for Community Mapping organized was the Garfield, New Jersey Community Mapping initiative which took place in 2008. The broader context of this project included getting kids and adults in the community involved in the Garfield F.U.N (Fitness, Unity, and Nutrition) project, which sought to give community …

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