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Citizen Scientists to Monitor Treasure Valley Water Quality

September 24, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

BOISE, Idaho — On Saturday morning, October 10, citizen scientists will gather at 14 sites throughout southern Idaho’s Treasure Valley to monitor water quality in the Boise River watershed. Watershed Watch is an annual community outreach effort of theBoise…

CourthouseUSA Markets Hexagon Geospatial’s Mobile Alert for Crowdsourcing Property Data

August 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

NORCROSS, Ga, Aug. 25, 2015—Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce that CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of authoritative U.S. property data and…

Mayor Duggan Launches Improve Detroit App Powered by Socrata and Esri

April 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors

From potholes, to water main breaks to illegal dumping, residents can use their smart phone to get problems fixed. Detroiters now have the ability to…

Oregon DOT Creates a Partnership with Waze

March 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

SALEM, March 24, 2015—The Oregon Department of Transportation today announced a partnership with Waze, the real-time crowdsourced navigation app powered by one of the world’s largest communities of drivers, via the Waze Connected Citizens Program. Designed…

Gruntify: Real-Time Incident Capture and Reporting

October 16, 2014 - in Maintenance, Products, Sensors

BRISBANE – 14 October 2014 – Asset management and defect remediation is estimated to cause over $3 billion in damages per year to Australia Government-owned assets alone. Graffiti, litter, damaged street furniture – just to name a few – are problems…

Town of Laubach, Germany Implements Mobile Alert from Hexagon Geospatial

July 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

Hexagon Geospatial announces that the town of Laubach, Germany recently implemented Mobile Alert to help gain citizen-driven insights about incidents and other damages to infrastructure. As a mobile application for crowdsourcing incident information, Hexagon…

Mapping Out Interiors

May 19, 2014 - in Facility Management

Sure, that’s your office cubicle. Your corner store. Maybe even the layout of your furniture in your living room. But that doesn’t mean that soon we won’t all be peering at it, too. That is because two trends, location technology and crowdsourcing, may…

OpenTreeMap Launches in Canada, Adds Stewardship Activities and Green Infrastructure Tracking

May 9, 2014 - in Uncategorized

Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, announces the launch of OpenTreeMap, its collaborative platform for crowdsourced tree inventory, ecosystem services calculations, urban forestry analysis in Edmonton, Canada.  Known as yegTreeMap…

Crowdsourced Maps Aim to Improve Pedestrian Safety

February 3, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Online crowdsourcing maps with Shareabouts are a good way to engage residents in identifying problematic pedestrian locations. Each board can have its own map, open for anyone to identify intersections where they feel unsafe or see others at risk. Residents…

Noise Pollution Maps from Smartphone Data

October 24, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors

Noise pollution is one of the banes of modern life. Its effects are broad and insidious, ranging from sleep and work disruption to hearing impairment and psychological damage. So in recent years, a number of countries, such as Germany and the U.K., have begun…