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Crowdsourcing": Looking at New Ways to Map Structures in Colorado
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Crowdsourcing": Looking at New Ways to Map Structures in Colorado The U.S. Geological Survey is examining the restoration of its popular volunteer mapping program, The National Map Corps n...

Benjamin FosselAug 18, 2012 12:15 pm GMT783 views
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NetQuakes: Monitoring Earthquakes with Help from the Crowd
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Earthquake monitoring and analysis have come a long way in the last few years. In 2009, the USGS and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) launched NetQuakes, distributing seismometers to volunteers in order to improve post-quake analysis.

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Eric BlattbergAug 27, 2012 09:32 pm GMT9635 views
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A journalist's guide to crowdsourcing
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This is a great read which will help readers understand how crowdsourcing can work for news organizations.

Crowdsourcing.orgAug 26, 2010 05:53 pm GMT7176 views
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A journalist's guide to crowdsourcing
Geologist experiments with crowdsourcing to track water levels of local streams
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According to Loren Smith, executive director of the Buffalo Audubon Society, they are using the project as a teaching tool. Furthermore, Smith said it's This project is a wonderful way...

Benjamin FosselAug 05, 2011 12:20 pm GMT1154 views
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Geologist experiments with crowdsourcing to track water levels of local streams
East Coasters Turn to Twitter During Virginia Earthquake
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It’s not yet clear how far the earthquake spread, although an early user-generated map gives an idea of where it has been felt. On Twitter, witnesses are saying that tremors have occured as far...

Benjamin FosselAug 23, 2011 09:00 pm GMT2571 views
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East Coasters Turn to Twitter During Virginia Earthquake
Using crowdsourcing to track stream levels
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They take folks down to the stream gauge to help them learn about how water flows through our ecosystems. This project is a wonderful way to engage students and citizens in basic research that...

Fritz SchaeferAug 04, 2011 05:24 pm GMT1328 views
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Using crowdsourcing to track stream levels
USGS Launches “iCoast - Did the Coast Change?” Crowdsourcing Application
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We are looking for volunteers to classify photos taken before and after Hurricane Sandy for our first project, and particularly targeting people with different kinds of coastal expertise and...

Samuel BennettJul 18, 2014 12:34 pm GMT556 views
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USGS Launches “iCoast - Did the Coast Change?” Crowdsourcing Application
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