Crowsourcing GIS (VGI) Tidbits - 5/6/11

Building on a program out of San Francisco, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (California) is going high-tech, using next week's Bike Week to urge bicyclists to help with regional bike planning by downloading a smart phone application that tracks their routes.

The app available for iPhone and Android and, the article notes, it will not track you if you do not have it on.

- Mercury News

The latest CACM (Communications of the ACM) issue includes three papers that address crowdsourcing and VGI.

Reflecting on the DARPA Red Balloon Challenge

Crowdsourcing Systems on the World-Wide Web

Emergency! Web 2.0 to the Rescue!

- via @mhacklay

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CMNI) is still working on its broadband map. Fifteen people showed up to a meeting asking for residents to take the broadband survey.

One Economy Corp., a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night to obtain community input on its broadband mapping program for the CNMI.

I have to admit, broadband mapping is helping us better understand US/territory geography!

- Saipan Today


Published Friday, May 6th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg


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