A flurry of iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps to submit citizen collected data about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began appearing in May. Now there are perhaps several dozen apps available. What's the impetus for all the apps? What's happening to all the data collected?
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At the Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-enabled Society conference in Boston, Kirk Goldsberry, who is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard, gave a fascinatng presentation with the help of two of his students on the topic of personal geographic data and privacy. Geoff Zeiss provides a recap.