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A Site To Map All The Useful Garbage People Throw Out

A Site To Map All The Useful Garbage People Throw Out | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
We’ve covered a few waste management fixes--including this nifty bag from the Netherlands, and this popular app from Slovakia. Trashswag hails from Toronto, and has the potential to be equally useful.
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Waze Now Lets Users Instantly Map Closed Roads, Acts Like Google Maps On Steroids

Waze Now Lets Users Instantly Map Closed Roads, Acts Like Google Maps On Steroids | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
When Apple released its underwhelming Maps app in 2012, turn-by-turn GPS navigation app Waze became the maps solution for untold numbers of disgruntled iPhone users.
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Mapping villages with water scarcity - Deccan Herald

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Mapping villages with water scarcity
Deccan Herald
The district administration is collecting records from Tahsildars and executive officers of Taluk Panchayat to map critical villages with severe water scarcity.
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Big Data and Crowdsourcing in Humanitarian Crisis Mapping | Big Data Gal

Big Data and Crowdsourcing in Humanitarian Crisis Mapping | Big Data Gal | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Crisis mappers perform big data analytics and data mapping in order to gleam insights about what and where crisis events are occurring on a real-time basis.
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Digital Africa, vers de nouvelles cartographies de l'innovation

Digital Africa, vers de nouvelles cartographies de l'innovation | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
La technologie est le lieu d'une "invention quotidienne de pratiques". Le développement des technologies numériques sur le continent africain durant ces 10 dernières années en témoigne.
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polis: Mapping and Naming Informal Pathways

polis: Mapping and Naming Informal Pathways | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

They came up with the idea of collaborating with local residents in naming the streets and helping to make street signs. To name a place is to certify its existence; knowing that your home has an address that can be mapped provides a sense of rootedness.

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The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
In the past decade, motivated citizens initiating creative solutions to social problems have changed the humanitarian landscape.
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Could Twitter help urban planners improve transport networks?

Could Twitter help urban planners improve transport networks? | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Data-mapping expert Eric Fischer has used geolocated Tweets to find the most frequently travelled routes in US cities. Could this sort of data be used to plan transit systems in the future?
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Brave New World: Crowdsourcing Maps

Brave New World: Crowdsourcing Maps | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

Mapping remains one of the oldest and most powerful ways of visualizing data, allowing people to track events and clusters of activity at a glance. Centuries ago, long before Hadoop let companies crunch massive amounts of data, doctors could use maps to track the cause of a Cholera epidemic to a particular street corner water pump. Now, crowdmapping and Big Data are birthing new and more sophisticated ways to map the world around us

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Penn Medicine contest maps 1,400 lifesaving AEDs via crowdsourcing contest fueled by smart phones | Science Codex

Penn Medicine contest maps 1,400 lifesaving AEDs via crowdsourcing contest fueled by smart phones | Science Codex | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

A crowdsourcing contest that sent hundreds of Philadelphians to locate and catalog the locations of AEDs throughout the nation's fifth largest city led to the identification of more than 1,400 automated external defibrillators in public places [...] The efforts of these "citizen scientists" are expected to help provide crucial data to ensure quick bystander response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, which is among the nation's leading killers.

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Visualisation de données: cinq millions de trajets à vélo en libre service | SmartPlanet.fr

Visualisation de données: cinq millions de trajets à vélo en libre service | SmartPlanet.fr | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

Les données des cinq premiers millions de trajets du service de vélos en libre service de Londres ont été traitées, et rendues visuellement. Un document étonnant, qui est aussi une aide à la décision pour les services de transport.

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Mapping Carbon Emissions at street level

Mapping Carbon Emissions at street level | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

Scientists respond to the challenge of the acceleration of urbanisation precipitating the climate change phenomenon.

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Imagination For People's BLOG - Mapping Ouaga: IP Burkina Fighting Excision

Imagination For People's BLOG - Mapping Ouaga: IP Burkina Fighting Excision | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Though innovative mapping can be beneficial anywhere, it appears to be especially impactful in those regions of the World which have been less heavily mapped. Burkina Faso is such a place.
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Mapping Happiness In American Cities, Using Twitter

Mapping Happiness In American Cities, Using Twitter | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Back in 2009, a group of University of Vermont researchers published a surprising paper in the Journal of Happiness Studies.
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A Photo Essay That Tracks Down The Location Of Tweets

A Photo Essay That Tracks Down The Location Of Tweets | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Geotagging a tweet is the digital equivalent of carving a message on a tree: a semi-permanent but hidden mark on a place that in its own way declares "I was here." The technology has allowed a crust of information to form on top of physical spaces...
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No questions asked: big data firm maps solutions without human input - Wired.co.uk

No questions asked: big data firm maps solutions without human input - Wired.co.uk | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
No questions asked: big data firm maps solutions without human input Wired.co.uk Ayasdi, a company that has developed data visualisation software it says uses big data to answer the questions you never thought to ask, has launched in Palo Alto with...
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'Harassment map' helps Egyptian women stand up for their rights

'Harassment map' helps Egyptian women stand up for their rights | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
In Egypt, HarassMap is a text message system that lets women anonymously report sexual harassment incidents and map harassment hotspots.
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CartoDB Aims To Be The Instagram Of Maps

CartoDB Aims To Be The Instagram Of Maps | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

“CartoDB is an online service to help you visualize data on maps,” CartoDB’s CEO Javier de la Torre told TPM via email. “Maps are probably the most popular data visualization technique. There are many types of maps that can be done and CartoDB is specially good for doing maps of data — not maps for how to get somehwere like Google Maps, but maps to help you understand data. Think for example election maps, maps about climate change, etc.”

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Mapping Gas Leaks from Aging Urban Pipes - New York Times (blog)

Mapping Gas Leaks from Aging Urban Pipes - New York Times (blog) | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)Mapping Gas Leaks from Aging Urban PipesNew York Times (blog)Scientists have reported finding methane concentrations reflecting 3,356 leaks in the natural gas distribution system in Environmental Pollution Scientists have reported...
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Emergency Journalism | toolkit for better and accurate reporting

Emergency Journalism | toolkit for better and accurate reporting | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

On 17 September the European Journalism Centre (EJC) attended the PICNIC Festival 2012 at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam where they hosted a four-hour session entitled “Maps, the Power of the Crowd, and Big Data Verification”, which focused on how crowdsourced information can play a crucial role in unexpected circumstances like political uprisings and natural disasters. One of the main questions asked was: how can the data best be verified and what is the role of the media?

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Building Furushwa, the first interactive map of evictions in Kenya | Blogs | Amnesty International UK

Building Furushwa, the first interactive map of evictions in Kenya | Blogs | Amnesty International UK | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

Building an evidence base is crucial in bringing the Kenyan authorities to account for the laws they're breaking and communities they're destroying.

So for the past few months, staff here in London have been working with colleagues in Kenya to develop a pilot project: the first interactive map of forced evictions in Nairobi, including Kibera, where hundreds of thousands of people live in one of Africa’s biggest slums

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The Amazing Aerial Photos Of Sandy’s Destruction That Are Helping Rebuild The Region

The Amazing Aerial Photos Of Sandy’s Destruction That Are Helping Rebuild The Region | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

an upstate team has been matching the strips and balancing their resolution and colors so that government agencies, first responders, utilities, and insurance companies can use the information as soon as possible for the ongoing recover efforts.

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Hurricane Sandy: Fairfax County, VA’s Crowdmap

Hurricane Sandy: Fairfax County, VA’s Crowdmap | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Post by: Kim Stephens We are used to seeing volunteers stand up maps that allow both reporting and viewing of citizen-generated situational information. But for Hurricane Sandy, Fairfax County, Vir...
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Short Sharp Science: Tron-like map of bike journeys reveals London's hubs

Short Sharp Science: Tron-like map of bike journeys reveals London's hubs | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it

Snapshot of 5 million bicycle journeys - and a handy map of London's commuter hotspots.

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Venezuela election results mapped as open data

Venezuela election results mapped as open data | Innovative Mapping | Scoop.it
Get the full Venezuelan election results as open data...
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