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TAG: crowdsourcing

Non-Profit Seeks Help with GIS Project for Costa Rica through Crowdsourcing

December 9, 2013By

Geoporter, a non-profit focused on leveraging advanced mapping technology to empower communities to address burgeoning problems from within, has launched an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign to help support continued work and expansion. Funds will be used to provide resources to current projects in Costa Rica, while allowing the team to establish new operations in other areas globally. Besides financial donations, the... read more

USGS Seeks Citizen Input in Crowdsourcing Effort

July 10, 2013By
Photo Credit: R.J. Clucas, USGS.

“Experience an earthquake? See a landslide? Are your flowers blooming earlier? New building in your neighborhood? Tell us about it!” That’s the message issued today by the U.S. Geological Survey. “In an ever-changing environment, it would be ideal if the U.S Geological Survey had a presence in every corner of the nation. While we may not be able to cover... read more

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USGS Crowdsourcing: Looking at New Ways to Map Structures in Colorado

August 23, 2012By

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced that in light of swiftly changing technical landscapes and increasing uses of social networking, the USGS is exploring a new approach to the volunteer program, and is launching a project to test options for volunteer participation in providing data to The National Map. The project involves mapping man-made structures and facilities, such as... read more

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