Using mobile phones, 360-degree cameras, car dashboards and helmet cameras, Mapillary’s users take geo-tagged pictures of the roads they travel which the app automatically uploads to Mapillary’s platform. Then, Mapillary stitches the photos together and turns them into an immersive, navigable, street level view of the world.
The North American Cartographic Information Society and the FixWikiMaps Project are organizing the first ever MapLift from August 28th through September 4th this year. MapLift is a program to identify and … Read more
Over fifty million users have downloaded Waze. Waze is a crowdsourcing traffic app that relies on user inputs to tell other users where there are … Read more
Dutch researchers were able to successfully map levels of atmospheric particulates by pulling data from over 8,000 smartphone users. A team from the University of … Read more
In August of 2014, the World Health Organization declared a public emergency in response to the growing number of Ebola cases that have struck several … Read more
There is a new crowdsourced funding drive on behalf of the nonprofit, GIS: YES (which stands for Youth and Educational Solutions). The project is named Geoporter (Geospatial EducatorsOpportunities for Partnership Outreach Research and Training).
Typhoon Haiyan (locally referred to as ‘Yolanda’) made landfall in the Philippines on Friday November 8th 2013. Officially, 1839 people have been killed as a … Read more