Very cool… FulcrumAPP, you know, the data collection tool, has just announced a new and exciting feature, SpatialVideo, support for video collection integrated with your field data collection and is also records a GPS track log that syncs with the video – nice!
We’ve all been bombarded with constant news updates and reports about the search for the missing Malaysian airliner. Yesterday, exactEarth shared details that an Australian ship is close to retrieving debris believed to be from the plane (still speculation on the origin of the debris at this time). The company has also released detailed Tracking […]
A couple of efforts have been announced to help scour the vast collection of recently collected imagery for any sign of Flight 370 that may have been recorded by a data collection sensor. DigitalGlobe has a service known as Tomnod where the premise is that thousands of volunteers are asked to help scour through imagery […]
Esri has churned out a public news map highlighting some of the data and social media news updates (tweets, photos, videos) from Colorado revealing the extent of the Colorado flood situation. You can jump directly to the newsmap HERE or continue reading and browse it below… stay safe Colorado!
Here’s an interesting kickstarter project that’s getting quite a kick! Enter the Piksi RTK GPS receiver, a low-cost GPS receiver boasting open source software, centimeter accuracy GPS collection, rugged design, Bluetooth and more… nice! This interesting info comes from the developer and helps explain what sets Piksi apart from the others… It implements RTK (Real […]
Have you ever wanted to contribute to the National Map? Well, now that the USGS has embraced the crowd there’s an opportunity for you to do just that! If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating! The USGS is recruiting […]
The cool crew from Seattle-based Socrata are providing government users, opendata enthusiasts, developers, and others with a very cool OpenData resource in the form of a “hackathon in a box” – a toolbox of resources, documents, tools and other handy items of interest to anyone getting involved in an opendata hackathon or similar event. Need […]
Some big news from the OSM crew today via the official blog as OpenStreetMap is now boasting a new online map editor for users making it easier for everyone according to the team. Codenamed “iD” the resource now boasts a much easier UI enabling the crowd to contribute more data, faster and without hassles. Additionally, […]
Details of a crowd-sourcing effort is being touted by the USGS and partners in the National Map. The agency is looking for crowd participants to help enhance the National Map and currently has some 18 States open for data editing, updates, and new features. Participants will become part of the National Map Corps. Collaborative pilot […]
An interesting update on a community mapping effort came my way recently – enter LocalWiki Antarctica. From project co-founder, Michael Ivanov, “Using NASA aerial imagery, the SCAR Antarctic Digital Database, and open-source tools, we made a special aerial map of incredible detail that for the first time on the web shows the continent in its […]