Open Data Kit Dominique Cardon : Pourquoi l’internet n’a-t-il pas changé la politique On ne présente plus Dominique Cardon, sociologue au laboratoire des usages SENSE d’Orange Labs. Il publie au Seuil, dans la collection « la République des Idées », un petit livre synthétique, stimulant, lucide et informé sur La Démocratie internet. Un ouvrage où il tente de nous expliquer pourquoi le grand soir électronique n’a pas eu lieu. InternetActu.net : Depuis l’origine de l’internet, on a beaucoup fantasmé sur la démocratie électronique et son avènement. Dominique Cardon : Elle vient tout droit de son histoire. L’appropriation personnelle, le bidouillage, le do-it-yourself a défini un cadre nouveau pour investir les technologies qui étaient si mal aimées à l’époque en raison de leur connivence avec les pouvoirs militaire et marchand. Image : Dominique Cardon photographié par André Gunthert lors de la 4e école doctorale d’été de l’EHESS et de l’Institut Télécome à Porquerolles en septembre 2009 – avec l’aimable autorisation de l’auteur.
Ushahidi - Support for Emergencies Citizen election reporting in Kenya was a breakthrough in online-offline collaboration The Kenyan elections were more than a month ago, but a debate continues in the crisis mapping community about whether the various technologies deployed to track... Did the Kenyan Elections Really Need 3 Maps, 7 Phone Numbers, and Several Web Forms? We all knew it. We saw this coming in Haiti and talked about it in Egypt, when 5 Ushahidi maps popped out the day before the elections. 3 Reasons Why Ushahidi Should Not Help Users Achieve Social Impact Lots of people are talking about the shortcomings of Ushahidi (see Crowdglobe and Dead Ushahidi). CrowdGlobe: The Dead Ushahidi reality behind 12,795 Ushahidi Crowdmaps CrowdGlobe has analyzed both Ushahidi and Crowdmap data as well as its user base. Dead Ushahidi: A Stark Reminder for Sustainability Planning in ICT4D By now, you’ve heard of Ushahidi, the ICT4D darling for crowdsourcing map data. Why technology is only 10 percent of ICT solution success
Outsmart Invasive Species We need your help to "outsmart" invasive species in Massachusetts If you have a smartphone or a digital camera, the power to protect the natural heritage of Massachusetts is already in your hands. Join the Outsmart Invasive Species Project to help stop the spread of non-native plants and insects that threaten our environment. Get started If you have an iPhone or Android phone: Download the FREE Outsmart Invasive Species application through iTunes or Google Play, and you'll be prepared to report invasive species anytime. If you have a digital camera: Register to submit data using the FREE Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMaps). Want to learn more? Check out the Outsmart Invasive Species video on YouTube. Read below to find out how you can take part! The problem Invasive species pose environmental and economic threats to communities throughout the state. How you can help Stay up to date You can also e-mail the Project team directly for more information: Outsmart@eco.umass.edu.
Proximité et participation Opti'System® - Bin Collection Optimisation The Opti'System® is an innovative product, which measures the filling level of an existing drop-off bank or underground container, and informs the collection company and / or local authority of the needs of a collection, remotely. Each bank or container has its own SIM card and calling number, like a mobile phone. The measure message is sent via SMS. The operator can choose a target in cm, above which the bank or container needs to be collected. This can be changed at any time to allow for fluctuations in waste (for example in tourist areas). Each bank or container is configurated with its GPS coordinates and calling number, and registered with its corresponding address and the desired maximum filling level. The containers that are empty or filling level has not yet been reached appear in green, and those which need to be emptied show in red. The software produces three types of reports: banks / containers to be emptied cleared banks / containers disorders (low battery or disfunctioning)
IFI Invasive Species App (Ireland) Inland Fisheries Ireland's new smart phone app is now available to download from the Google Play and iTunes App stores. The easy to use and readily accessible ‘IFI - Invasive Species’ app will aid users in the identification of invasive species and permit them to take georeferenced photographs that will immediately be uploaded to the IFI server. The information so received will be reviewed, uploaded onto the IFI species database and, if the sighting is of something new or particularly worrying, will trigger an immediate on-site survey by IFI staff. The easy to use and readily accessible ‘IFI - Invasive Species’ app will aid users in the identification of invasive species and permit them to take georeferenced photographs that will immediately be uploaded to the IFI server. The information so received will be reviewed, uploaded onto the IFI species database and, if the sighting is of something new or particularly worrying, will trigger an immediate on-site survey by IFI staff.
GIS Education Community Blog : Mapping Geotagged Pictures with ArcGIS Explorer “Geotagging” is the process of adding location information to digital media. Most often, geotagging refers to adding latitude/longitude to digital picutres. Some people find knowing “where” a picture was taken, as valable as knowing “when” it was taken. For this reason, I’ve begun adding lat/long to some of my pictures, such as a recent trip I took to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, where I was on safari. As the ArcGIS Explorer team blogged, adding geotagged pictures to ArcGIS Explorer is really easy! - Tom Baker, ESRI Education Manager Tom Baker is an Esri Education Manager, specializing in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, teacher education, and educational research.