VGI (Crowdsourcing GIS) Tidbits - 4/29/11

A team of scientists and environmentalists Friday is set to announce a sweeping new citizen-science effort that aims to enlist thousands of members of the public -- armed with cellphones and digital cameras -- to build a vast new catalog of the world's redwoods.

The project, spearheaded by Save the Redwoods League in San Francisco and dubbed "Redwood Watch," will create a detailed map showing where individual redwoods live so that over the next century, as the climate continues to warm, scientists can track how the trees react and how their range shifts.

- Mercury News is a crowd-sourced way to maintain geographic data on urban forest

- @rcheetham

Company using social media to help fight bike thefts:...

Kryptonite is offering tag kits to track stolen bikes. Ideally the public can scan a bike with a smartphone to report it looking suspicious.

- @PanMassChallenge

Published Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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