The Crowd & the Cloud

Even Big Data Starts Small, Ep. 1

Special | 57m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

20,000 volunteers across the U.S. measure precipitation and their data is used for life-saving alerts in extreme weather. Armchair mappers worldwide help first responders after the Nepal earthquake. EyesOnALZ enlists the crowd to speed up research on Alzheimer’s disease. DIY enthusiasts map and document the BP Oil Spill with kites, balloons and cameras.

Aired: 04/06/17

Expired: 03/31/20

Rating: TV-G

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Distributed nationally by American Public Television
The Crowd & The Cloud is made possible by NSF, The National Science Foundation, "Where Discoveries Begin."