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Data Protection Protocols for Crisis Mapping | iRevolution

Data Protection Protocols for Crisis Mapping | iRevolution | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
In light of the rapidly proliferating initiatives to make new uses of information technology for protection purposes, such as satellite imagery, crisis mapping and publicizing abuses and violations through social media, the ...
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Crowdsourced map shows China's pollution hotspots - ZDNet

Crowdsourced map shows China's pollution hotspots - ZDNet | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Crowdsourced map shows China's pollution hotspots
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Summary: The Alibaba-backed Danger Maps, which allows "crowdmapping" of pollution sources, is now expanding to cover missing people and child abuse.
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#699 Ushahidi puts power in people's hands | This gives me hope

#699 Ushahidi puts power in people's hands | This gives me hope | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Samoa crisis map. Ushahidi map from Samoa; photo from Ushahidi's Facebook page. One of the best technology innovations I have come across lately is the BRCK. The prototype was developed in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Brian Altonen's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:22 PM

Within the past week, a new mapping tool has made a major debut for Pinterest people.

 

This tool engages the general public in the data development, presentation, promotionand utilization process.  

 

The Samoa Crisis mapping program that is illustrated provides an example of how this map can be used for a social cause.   

 

Google map has been the most commonly used tool for publically presenting and sharing economic, business, health, culture, behavioral and disease data spatially.  Pinterest's Place Pins mapper can now be added to the list of free mapping tools -- http://www.techhive.com/article/2065800/pinterest-tackles-mapping-with-place-pins.html; http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/pinterest-integrates-travel-and-mapping-with-new-place-pins_b42643

 

Currently used mostly for business promotion and tourism, this new program ultimately enable small clinics to keep track of their services and manpower in terms of time and space on the web, hopefully at very little cost.

 

In terms of healthcare, at least one of the pages using this new tool uses it to promote it medical tourism and the expat healthcare industry

 

Other promo sites with news or descriptions about this new tool include:

 

http://content.stamen.com/pinterest_has_maps

 

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/new-media/item/34917-pinterest-puts-its-boards-o

 

http://blog.pinterest.com/post/67622502341/introducing-place-pins-for-the-explorer-in-all-of-us

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/a-pinterest-map-to-explain-why-pinterest-is-adding-maps/article15545691/

 

http://blog.gisuser.com/2013/11/23/pinterest-adds-pin-maps/

 

http://readwrite.com/2013/11/20/pinterest-place-pins#awesm=~oo3rbXLB66UiZZ

 

http://socialmediaseo.net/2013/11/22/pinterest-interactive-maps-for-travel-photos/

 

http://allthingsd.com/20131120/pinterests-latest-effort-to-get-people-offline-helping-them-save-and-map-places/

 

http://blog.hootsuite.com/map-travel-plans-new-pinterest-feature/

 

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LibredeBarreras.es / Mapa de Accesibilidad Universal

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The Insane Growth Of China And India’s Megacities Mapped Through Satellite Imagery

The Insane Growth Of China And India’s Megacities Mapped Through Satellite Imagery | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Faced with the incomprehensible scale of worldwide mega-urbanization, observers have alternately fallen back on sheer numbers or city comparisons to drive home the speed at which cities in the developing world are growing.
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How Google Is Fighting Sex Trafficking With Big Data - Fast Company

How Google Is Fighting Sex Trafficking With Big Data - Fast Company | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
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How Google Is Fighting Sex Trafficking With Big Data
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Google Crisis Maps was created to show damage and resources following emergency events in the areas of wildfires, air quality, floods, and hurricanes.
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Green Map, une nouvelle façon d'explorer le monde - Green et Vert - Green et Vert

Green Map, une nouvelle façon d'explorer le monde - Green et Vert - Green et Vert | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

  "Green Map System fait partie intégrante d’un mouvement mondial éco-culturel impulsé par le savoir faire et la responsabilité à l’échelle locale. Depuis 1995, Green Map sensibilise ces communautés locales à l’écologie, en les encourageant à créer, elles-mêmes, des projets cartographiques représentant leur environnement. Près de 850 localités dans 65 pays différents ont eu l’opportunité au fil des années de créer leurs propres projets."


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This Is What The World Looks Like To An Astronaut On A Cloudless Day

This Is What The World Looks Like To An Astronaut On A Cloudless Day | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Think about the weather over the past week. How many cloudless days were there? In many parts of the U.S., it’s been a sunny week, so you’ve probably seen at least a couple days with few to no clouds.
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The Digital Humanitarian: How Big Data and Crisis Mapping Are Changing the Face of Disaster Relief with National Geographic Explorer Patrick Meier | VoiceAmerica™

The Digital Humanitarian: How Big Data and Crisis Mapping Are Changing the Face of Disaster Relief with National Geographic Explorer Patrick Meier | VoiceAmerica™ | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, killing upwards of 220,000 people and injuring many more, Patrick Meier was horrified and wanted to help.
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81 Ways Humanitarian Aid has Become Participatory | MIT Center ...

81 Ways Humanitarian Aid has Become Participatory | MIT Center ... | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
An example of this type of project might include a crisis map created by the Volunteer Standby Taskforce, a group of volunteers that can only be activated by formal aid agencies.
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Find Ali: A Crowdmapping Initiative to Help the Homeless in ... - SMEX

Find Ali: A Crowdmapping Initiative to Help the Homeless in ... - SMEX | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
I used three tools so far: Crowdmap, YouTube, and Facebook. Crowdmap's importance is in the data it can create. YouTube's importance is in the inherent value of storytelling in value-proposition. Facebook's importance is in ...
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GeoGarage: Interactive flood map predicts sea level rise

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Pedestrians & Cyclists Crowdmap City Problem Areas [My Ideal City] - PSFK

Pedestrians & Cyclists Crowdmap City Problem Areas [My Ideal City] - PSFK | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
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Pedestrians & Cyclists Crowdmap City Problem Areas [My Ideal City] · Pedestrians & Cyclists · Crowdmap City Problem Areas · [My Ideal City].
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Innovation Excellence | What I Like about Making Maps: Visual Super Powers are Required

Innovation Excellence | What I Like about Making Maps: Visual Super Powers are Required | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
I think map-making is one of the most important superpowers to have in today’s complex world. Complexity threatens to overwhelm and crowd out clarity in every organization I know.
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Syria's refugees – satellite mapping the scale of the crisis. | martinplaut

Syria's refugees – satellite mapping the scale of the crisis. | martinplaut | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
The camps in Turkey, Iraq and Egypt have not yet been mapped by the UN's satellites – so even the maps by UNOSAT are just a drop in the ocean. The UNHCR says it needs $1.1 billion to cope with the crisis by December ...
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Brian Altonen's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:43 PM

GIS is a mainstay in foreign countries.  It can exert more pressure politically and financially than any photograph or carefully planned news release.  Mapping the consequences of everyday changes with GIS or remote sensing can exert more pressure than even the best planned public relations campaigns.  By focusing too much on the minutia (people, cases and events), we often lose track of the bigger meaning (populations and their needs).

 

When we attach points to a map we are pointing to cause and effect, victims and events.  Maps assign more than just meaning to a situation, they link it to events and consequences people and places.  With regards to privacy and privacy concerns, there is no need to reveal a name or address on a map when it provides you with this much data.  We stop thinking about individuals and focus on what happened to a region due to this style of mapping.  We begin to think about culture and place, and the population as a whole.  

 

Concerns for particular individuals, people you may know by name or face, are minimized whenever events like these happen.  As individuals, only a few onlooker ever assign meaning to individuals they might know on such a map.  To total strangers, meaning is instead assigned to events and populations.  All of this is due to an aerial photo, a satellite image, or a highly detailed map about an event.

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In China, 'Danger Maps' highlight pollution, toxic waste, abuse, other risks - NorthJersey.com

In China, 'Danger Maps' highlight pollution, toxic waste, abuse, other risks - NorthJersey.com | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
In China, 'Danger Maps' highlight pollution, toxic waste, abuse, other risks NorthJersey.com Inspired by "crowd-mapping" efforts in Kenya and Japan, the site taps the knowledge of China's masses to draw attention to environmental risks in a nation...
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Crisis Maps: Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Deliver Humanitarian Assistance - Forbes

Crisis Maps: Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Deliver Humanitarian Assistance - Forbes | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Crisis Maps: Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Deliver Humanitarian Assistance Forbes Crisis-mapping technology has emerged in the past five years as a tool to help humanitarian organizations deliver assistance to victims of civil conflicts and...
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Ushahidi: An Introduction to Anti-Corruption Mapping - Transparency International (press release) (blog)

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Ushahidi: An Introduction to Anti-Corruption Mapping
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Ushahidians have been mapping corruption as either a category or their whole map mission since we launched.
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Que faire avec les données de géolocalisation glanées par les opérateurs de téléphonie ? - Imagination For People

Que faire avec les données de géolocalisation glanées par les opérateurs de téléphonie ? - Imagination For People | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
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These Crazy Maps Show The Unequal Cause And Effect Of Climate Change

These Crazy Maps Show The Unequal Cause And Effect Of Climate Change | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Climate change is a fundamentally unfair phenomenon. For one thing, the countries that have contributed most to atmospheric build-ups of CO2 won’t bear the brunt of the consequences.
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Crowdsourcing Translation During Crisis Situations: Are ‘Real Voices’ Being Excluded from the Decisions and Policies it Supports? | The Policy and Internet Blog

Crowdsourcing Translation During Crisis Situations: Are ‘Real Voices’ Being Excluded from the Decisions and Policies it Supports? | The Policy and Internet Blog | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
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La montre verte : Capteurs environnementaux au poignet | Imagination For People

La montre verte : Capteurs environnementaux au poignet | Imagination For People | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Imaginé dans le cadre du programme Villes 2.0 de la Fing et inspiré d’expériences menées à Londres, New York et San Francisco, le projet “Montre verte / Citypulse” a un objectif simple :...
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Data Protection Protocols for Crisis Mapping | iRevolution

Data Protection Protocols for Crisis Mapping | iRevolution | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
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Crowdsource Mapping Tracks Gunfire in DC - Washington Informer

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Crowdsource Mapping Tracks Gunfire in DC
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To get involved and report any gun shots heard in your community, please visit dcgunshots.crowdmap.com.
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How the Crowd Is Solving an 800-Year-Old Mystery

How the Crowd Is Solving an 800-Year-Old Mystery | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
With a little help from more than 28,000 people, a computer scientist is close to finding Genghis Khan's tomb.
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How Maps Can Change The World

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Everyone appreciates a good mapping application--just look at what happened to Apple when it failed to provide one.
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