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Maps made by communities to support social change.
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Combining traditional knowledge and climate science in Chad - AlertNet

Combining traditional knowledge and climate science in Chad - AlertNet | Community Mapping | Scoop.it
Herders, meteorologists and policy makers join forces to cope with climate pressures...
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Mapping Black Friday insanity on Twitter (infographic)

Mapping Black Friday insanity on Twitter (infographic) | Community Mapping | Scoop.it

Social media analysis firm MashWork conducted a study based on Black Friday-related conversations from microblogging social network Twitter.

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What would you do w/ $1 Million dollars... in NYC District 39

What would you do w/ $1 Million dollars... in NYC District 39 | Community Mapping | Scoop.it

Participatory Budgeting in NYC District 39. Real Money. Real Projects. Real Power.

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Mumbai – Stop Harassing Me!

Mumbai – Stop Harassing Me! | Community Mapping | Scoop.it

Ever since maps4aid started, i had always wanted to bring about a crowd/citizen mapping event that will help us to map out the streets of India which are dangerous for its women....

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Participatory Mapping. Will It Help Mauritian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change Hazards? - CSDi Blog - CSDi

Participatory Mapping. Will It Help Mauritian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change Hazards? - CSDi Blog - CSDi | Community Mapping | Scoop.it

CSDi Partner Prem Goolaup, of the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, has been developing a community based adaptation project for the past eight months. The adaptation components of his project include a Soil Restoration and Water Management Program and a farmer workshop on early maturing crops varieties for adapting to climate variability.

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HiperBarrio: Balloon Mapping La Loma Neighborhood

HiperBarrio: Balloon Mapping La Loma Neighborhood | Community Mapping | Scoop.it

"RV grantee alumnus HiperBarrio based in Medellín, Colombia continues its participatory media work in the neighborhood of La Loma. To build upon their previous work mapping their community with Open Street Maps, the ConVerGentes team decided to explore the world of balloon mapping."

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UK crime-mapping website expands, you can now compare efficiency across police forces

UK crime-mapping website expands, you can now compare efficiency across police forces | Community Mapping | Scoop.it

"People in England and Wales can now see how their local police force are faring against other cops across the country, as the government expands its crime-mapping website."

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New Media Literacies: Participatory Mapping, Empowerment and Augmented Personal Spaces

"The notion of space, and the way we traditionally understand this concept, has been inextricably linked to the process of mapping. From the very beginnings of human civilization, people have created maps as a schematic way of depicting their surrounding environment."

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Participatory Mapping

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“Maps are more than pieces of paper. They are stories, conversations, lives and songs lived out in a place and are inseparable from the political and cultural contexts in which they are used.” ...
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G3:Bridging the Gap Between the GeoWeb and GIS: What Makes Spatial Special – my (Kate’s) perspective

G3:Bridging the Gap Between the GeoWeb and GIS: What Makes Spatial Special – my (Kate’s) perspective | Community Mapping | Scoop.it
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World Bank releases eAtlas Mapping Tools including the One for Gender

The World Bank recently launched a series of its eAtlas mapping tools that have been developed in cooperation with Harper Collins UK.
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Volunteers mapping route to the hills

"VOLUNTEERS have been walking the streets of Malvern helping to map the new ‘Route to the Hills’."

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Mapping the Consequences of Our Automobile Addiction | Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Leave it to the Brits to create an incredible tool for examining America’s own crisis of traffic fatalities. Behold this somber map, made by ITO World, a UK-based transportation information firm. Each dot on the map is a traffic-related death. The entire eastern United States is blanketed with them.

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The Role Of Ethics « Mark's Brain

The Role Of Ethics « Mark's Brain | Community Mapping | Scoop.it
As I'm revolving around community mapping, public participatory GIS (PPGIS), volunteered geographic information (VGI) the ethics are a lot more obfuscated. Something as simple as data collection and its nature can be ...
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Web 2.0 for Development | Intercultures Magazine

The Featured section presents an interview with Giacomo Rambaldi. It covers aspects of social media in the context of international work and collaborations.

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Places and Spaces: Tshidvizhe community mapping video

GIS does things that hand drawn maps cannot. But as GIS Day approaches, it is important to recognize that sometimes hand drawn maps accomplish things that GIS cannot. This video shows the Tshidvizhe community coming together to create a hand drawn map the places that matter to them.

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Say No To Sexual Harassment

Say No To Sexual Harassment | Community Mapping | Scoop.it
In early October I received an e-mail with the title "Say No To Sexual Harassment", in it was a call for a meeting to combat sexual harassment in the streets of Ramallah. We started off by creating committees that would work towards launching a full on campaign against sexual harassment in public spaces.

Having worked on crisis mapping in the past, I figured it could be used as a great tool, basically we would be crowd-sourcing the incidents and data on to a map.

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Forgotten People Participatory Mapping and Environmental Justice

"Forgotten People Dine' Be' Iina' na' hil naa (Dine’ Rebuilding Communities) is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to improve the well-being of the Dine’ people who live on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Their mission is to help the Dine’ people have access to safe drinking water, sanitation, low-cost housing, solar electrification, sustainable agriculture, and economic development. Forgotten People focuses on community wide identification of needs and then works with each community to engage them to solve their problems."

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Risk Management & Ethics in Conflict Mapping | TechChange | The Institute for Technology and Social Change

"The advance of information and communication technologies over the past decade has been so astonishingly rapid that it is easy to lose track of the historic dimensions of this transformation..."

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Uganda: P3DM and Participatory Mapping by Batwa towards conservation of Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park

Uganda: P3DM and Participatory Mapping by Batwa towards conservation of Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park | Community Mapping | Scoop.it

"A participatory mapping and 3D modelling project is underway in Kisoro, south west Uganda, focussing on how the Batwa people use the land and natural resources."

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‘Participatory Map Vital For Indonesia’S Environment Plans'

Indonesia's ambitious forest conservation and emission reduction plans depend crucially on how soon it can develop a 'participatory map' in which all stakeholders figure.
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Participatory Mapping Event Recap

Participatory Mapping Event Recap | Community Mapping | Scoop.it

"GBI sponsored a Brown Bag lunch at USAID featuring Linda Raftree, Senior ICT4D Advisor at Plan International USA, to discuss her experiences on her digital participatory mapping project in Cameroon…..."

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Google's mapping tool now available in Canada

Google's mapping tool now available in Canada | Community Mapping | Scoop.it
Is your local Timmy's missing from Google Maps? Now you can fix that with the search engine's Map Maker, which is available in Canada as of Monday.
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Mapping a virtual storefront

Mapping a virtual storefront | Community Mapping | Scoop.it
It's an idea born and buoyed by social media, and its long-term success is also likely to depend on it. CityHUB, the brainchild of Tanya Bub and partner Ian Watts, is going to be a virtual community mapping out the best and brightest businesses around the city based on popular vote when it when it goes live Nov. 7.

 

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