crowdsourcing GIS

Join the Crowdsourced Effort to Search for the Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight

Caitlin Dempsey

Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared on Saturday, March 8, 2014.  The flight left Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on March 8 ...

Crowdsourcing with the USGS

Rebecca Maxwell

The U.S. Geological Survey is putting out a call for citizen scientists (that means you) to help them track and gather geographic information on what is happening all around the globe. Here are the some of the most well-known USGS crowdsourcing projects.

OpenStreetMap on MapBox Streets.

OpenStreetMap: Grassroots Mapping

Caitlin Dempsey

OpenStreetMap was founded with the goal of creating and providing free geographic data to whoever wants it.

Nokia’s Crowdsourcing GIS Effort

Caitlin Dempsey

Nokia recently launched Map Creator (in beta), tossing its hat into the crowdsourcing GIS ring.  While the announcement proclaims, “We’ve ...

Volunteered Geography

Caitlin Dempsey

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) represents a transformative approach to collecting and analyzing geographic data. This concept, rooted in the participatory ...