Tag: cartography

by Stewart Long

The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) is an organization and membership community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. Public Laboratory’s mapping tools, openly available and easy to use, are putting the ability to do processes such as georectifying in the hands of people who may have never [...] more »

by Mathew Lippincott

This article was co-written by Olivia Everett, Butte site coordinator for Public Laboratory.   As a newcomer to Butte, Mont., and as a grassroots mapper, I’ve learned a lot about a neighborhood’s memories of itself, and the role that mapping can play in reasserting a human-scale sense of place. My experience here has since led [...] more »

by Eric Rodenbeck

One of the central tenets of the Knight News Challenge grant for Citytracking was that the work would happen in public, and that we’d make the work public as we go. Citytracking presents digital data about cities that journalists and the public can easily grasp and use, and provides tools to let them distribute their [...] more »

by Eric Rodenbeck

Dotspotting.org is officially live, at long last! The project, which aims to make tools to help people gather data about cities and make that data more legible, has been in a partially completed stage for a few months now, and I’ve blogged about it before. We’ve got a few new things to announce as well: [...] more »

by Jeffrey Warren

I’m getting ready for day five of a two-week workshop for high schoolers at Beaver Country Day School in a suburb of Boston. The subject is my project, Grassroots Mapping, which helps teach people — often young people — around the world how to be activist cartographers and how to make their own maps. There’s [...] more »