Tag: maps

by Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño

Timely images of a situation add a lot of context to the story, from showing flooding to capturing political demonstrations, to seeing deforestation. What if you could get imagery from a satellite, of any event, anywhere in the world, in real time? Traditionally this is not just expensive — imagery is really hard to process [...] more »

by David Cole

[MapBox](http://mapbox.com/) worked with [USA Today](http://www.usatoday.com/) to build their election night maps that tracked results as they came in from across the country. USA Today’s primary goals for their digital-mapping content was it should have multiple forms of embeddable maps for the home page, articles and landing pages, it should be sharable with persistent links to [...] more »

by David Cole

New reports gathered by [Internews](http://internews.org/) and their on-the-ground partner [Nai](http://nai.org.af) show that 2011 had the most incidents of violence against journalists in Afghanistan yet, with local news and TV networks experiencing the worst of it. Last year there were 72 cases of violence against journalists, with Kabul being the hardest hit. ![Graph of incidents over [...] more »

by Nate Smith

To bring key aid agencies together and help drive international response, the [SahelResponse.org](http://sahelresponse.org/) data-sharing initiative maps information about the ongoing food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa. More than 18 million people across the Sahel are at risk and in need of food assistance in the coming months, according to the United Nations. [...] more »

by David Johnson

[Amnesty International’s](http://www.amnestyusa.org/) latest campaign features a map front and center. The [Campaign for Global Justice](http://demandjusticenow.org/), launched this week on [International Justice Day](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Day_for_International_Justice), which celebrates the creation of the International Criminal Court 10 years ago, asks people to demand justice for the victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The map, integrated on the [...] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

In my intro news writing class at UNC-Chapel Hill we ding students 50 points for allowing a fact error to creep into a story. If the fire happened at 123 W. Main St. and it really happened at 123 E. Main St., it’s an instant F. But I’ve learned from working on OpenBlock that online [...] more »

by Shannon Dosemagen

We’ve just announced that community-generated open-source maps from the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) — captured from kites and balloons — have been added to Google Earth. The 45-plus maps are the first aerial maps produced by citizens to be featured on the site, and are highlighted on the Google Lat Long [...] more »

by Kristofs Blaus

We experimented with various concepts for SocMap.com for a whole year in an effort to create a map-based social network for connecting and informing people in local neighborhoods. The conclusion: Even though we can reach commendable levels of new user registration, our users don’t create content and so the platform doesn’t grow. Experimenting with usability [...] more »

by Eric Rodenbeck

Maps.stamen.com, the second installment of the City Tracking project funded by the Knight News Challenge, is live. These unique cartographic styles and tiles, based on data from Open Street Map, are available for the entire world, downloadable for use under a under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, and free. takes deep breath There are [...] more »

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 »