If you have heard about Ushahidi, it is a mapping platform to support location-based crowdsourced information.
Crowdmap is the productized version of Ushahidi. I’ve played with it before, and there are some powerful tools there for rapidly creating social mapping applications:
From an email that I received, announcing the re-launch with new tools
Crowdmap is re-launching on May 6th as an entirely new, hosted service for mapping anything on the web, focused on a more social mapping experience with better support for multimedia, sharing, and mobile support. All of this built on top of a new, robust API that means developers can create not just plugins but entire applications for endless ways to interact with each other.
I think Crowdmap and Ushahidi are a powerful example of where mapping is going – with dedicated sites for one business function. Not ArcGIS Online, but different, and in some cases, better !?
What do you think – has anyone taken it for a test drive and found it valuable?
The County Department of Public Social Services has developed a number of embedded maps that provide information about the location of the many program sites and offices that they offer, including Toy Loan programs and major service locations.
Here is a list of sites to check out:
Contact Richard Ledesma: Click to email for more information
Great job guys!!
US Geological Survey is offering a one day National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) applications workshop at UC-Riverside. This will be held on Thursday, April 19 at UC-Riverside Extension. This is a great opportunity for anyone using or interested in using the NHD dataset. NHD is a comprehensive national digital surface water database with numerous applications. There is no cost for this workshop but you will need to register with me beforehand (Drew Decker – email@example.com, 619-225-6430).
Please click below for additional details on the workshop:
NHD applications workshop Riverside April 19 2012
A new article describing the County’s redistricting software in more detail has recently come out – I thought I would share the link:
I originally posted about this on May 2nd – Link to the original post – which contains links to the actual application.
From the article (link to the full article at ComputerWorld):
All 4.5 million registered voters in LA County have access to a cloud-based redistricting application called the Public Access Plan. Hosted by GIS vendor Esri, the application lets voters view and modify existing maps and boundaries, submit comments, and even create and submit their own plans from scratch.
Users have access not just to maps with political boundaries, but to geo-coded census and county voting data as well, all of which can be tabulated and displayed over a district map as a table or graph. Or, if they already have a GIS and redistricting software, they can download the data.
PTI is a wonderful organization that provides access to “best practices” for technology and GIS. This is well highlighted by their GIS solutions award winners. Most of these applications solve needs in any other jurisdiction out there. One of the key drivers of collaboration within GIS is that most counties and cities use GIS for similar business flows.
I highly recommend reviewing this list to see if there are any applications that you are thinking about developing. For example, LA County has its CAMS (Countywide Address Management System) – it performs the same function as the Boston Application listed below. We in the County shouldn’t reinvent a wheel already created – I’d prefer to leverage the work these jurisdictions have already done!
Link the page (and the full description of each of the award winners): http://www.pti.org/solutions/2011/
Here is the list:
- Raleigh, NC: Implementing an Enterprise Land Records Portal:
- Scottsdale, AZ: Integrated Utility Mapping System:
- Fort Worth, TX: GIS Historic Aerial Imagery Tool
- Boston, MA: Street and Address Management:
- Fort Worth, TX : GIS Pedestrian Needs Index for Sidewalk Requests
- Guilford County, NC: Developing Parcel Map Quality Metrics
- Mesa, AZ: GIS Interactive Mapping
- Philadelphia, PA: Optimizing Traffic Signal LED Installation Using Mobile GIS Technology
- Miami-Dade County, FL: GIS Layer Verification Process
|Passing this along! Always a good meeting.
Based on feedback from our Southern California User Group meeting earlier this year, we’ve scheduled our next meeting to occur November 18, 2010. Los Angeles County has generously offered to host the event again. Many thanks to Mark and Nick!
Set aside an afternoon, and join fellow Geocortex users, administrators, partners and others for interactive discussion and presentations around Geocortex technology. Learn about what’s new and what’s next in Geocortex Essentials and our evolving suite of tools and extensions for ArcGIS Server, hear from fellow users around their specific implementations of Geocortex technology and network with peers.
Details are below:
Southern California User Group Meeting
||Thursday, November 18, 2010
||1:30pm – 4:00pm
||Conference Room D
Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works
900 South Fremont Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91803
Geocortex Technology Update
User/partner presentations (x2)
Wrap up, Q&A, Closing remarks
If you plan on attending this user group meeting, please notify us by replying to this email. Registration is not required, however we’d like to gauge interest for planning purposes.
We hope to see you at the Southern California User Group meeting next month!
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