crisis mapping

Philanthropic Mapping

Elizabeth Borneman

Learn about how philanthropic mapping is helping to develop geographic data for needed areas around the world.

Kibera geographic data collection via OpenStreetMap

Black Holes No More: The Emergence of Volunteer Geographic Information

GIS Contributor

This essay by Ron Mahabir takes a look at how crowdsourced mapping efforts are helping to fill in much needed geographic information about impoverished areas around the world.

Predicting Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Crises through GIS

Rebecca Maxwell

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) wants to create a data-rich map with its proposed Project GeoAnalytics that takes into account not only the physical characteristics of certain locations around the globe but also include supplementary information about its people and the political situation.