volunteered geography

Screenshot from the Humanitarian OpenStreeMap Team web site.

Mapping Our World, Saving Lives with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

GIS Contributor

The “Mapping our World: Saving Lives” episode of the AfricaGeoConvo Podcast, examines the world of mapping and volunteering, with Geoffrey Kateregga.

OpenStreetMap relies on contributions from thousands of volunteers to contribute and edit GIS data. Screenshot taken 10-Feb-2021.

OpenStreetMap: One of the World’s Largest Collaborative Geospatial Projects

Mark Altaweel

OpenStreetMap is a community project with the goal of mapping the world using a crowdsourcing, collaborative method.

OpenStreetMap relies on contributions from thousands of volunteers to contribute and edit GIS data. Screenshot taken 10-Feb-2021.

The “Bystander Effect” With Crowdsourcing GIS Data

Mark Altaweel

A recent research article found that users are less inclined to contribute to crowdsourced geospatial sites like OpenStreetMap and Waze if they know others are already contributing.

Help NASA Identify Clouds

Caitlin Dempsey

NASA is looking for volunteers to participate in its Fall Cloud Challenge from October 15 to November 15, 2019.

NASA is Expanding its Worldwide Landslide Data Catalog Using Volunteers

Caitlin Dempsey

NASA has developed Landslide Reporter as a way to collect as much information as possible about landslides from citizen scientists from around the world.

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