The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and DigitalGlobe have jointly released Hootenanny, a new open source project to enhance the way crowdsourced mapping influence geospatial big data analytics.
In 2007, the crowdsource mapping community OpenStreetMap launched a project called "OpenAerialMap" (OAM). Due to several challenges, such as scaling the hosting and licensing, the project was shot down after a year. Now, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) launched a new attempt of the project.
For UN-SPIDER's work, one of the core challenges is to demonstrate the usefulness and effectiveness of when dealing with partners who are not yet involved in the use of such data and therefore not familiar with its applications.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
From the 6th to the 8th of September 2012, the City of Tokyo will host the 6th Annual International OpenStreetMap Conference, State of the Map 2012 Conference (SotM 2012) that will gather a worldwide group of 250 participants.
The Conference will include presentations and workshops in the field of OpenStreetMAp, from mapping to coding to campaigning.
BANGKOK, 11 October 2011 (IRIN) - As residents across flood-ravaged Southeast Asia look up to the skies and brace for more rain, satellites 35,800km away are looking down on them.
Space technology has become a critical tool in protecting people from disasters in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, where more than 6.5 million people have been affected by recent flooding and at least 500 have died.