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Volunteers Across The World CAN Save You During A Disaster. Here's How.

Jana Sweeny | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

As Ebola began its march through West Africa earlier this year, health officials didn't have many tools at their disposal to fight it. But it didn't take long for us to realize something extraordinary: one of the best defenses for a disease with no known treatment may actually be technology.

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Elevation Mapping: Pro-Social Compassion Maps

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Project Compassion Stanford

A few years back a student suggested that a really cool use of mapping technology would be to map compassion. How would we do that? It became something of a puzzle that I want to solve.

Reorienting Narrative: E-lit as Psychogeography

Illya Szilak | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

In much of her work, writer/artist J. R. Carpenter fabricates hybrid places that are both "virtual" and attached to real world locales.

Navigating the "Vast Sea of Unknowns" of Water Risk

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

The World Economic Forum recently named the water supply crises as one of the top risks facing the planet -- edging out issues like terrorism and systemic financial failure.

Historic Shipwreck Spotlighted In New 3D Map

Posted 01.14.2013 | Science

By: Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 01/14/2013 10:26 AM EST on OurAmazingPlanet On this day (Jan. 11) in 1863, a Union wars...

Apple and Google 3D Mapping More Gimmicky Than Practical

Larry Magid | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

What you see looks very cool, but I can only think of a few practical applications. For the most part, what you want when using a mapping program is accurate turn-by-turn directions, traffic data and real-time updates on how many more miles you have to drive and when you're likely to arrive.

Mapping the Forest and the Trees: A Visit With Remote Sensing Expert Alan Strahler

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Prof. Alan Strahler's current work involves a ground-based LiDAR instrument called ECHIDNA, after the spiky Australian egg-laying mammal.

Andrea Stone

ACLU Accuses FBI Of Unconstitutional Mapping Of Ethnic, Racial Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday accused the FBI of targeting racial, ethnic and religious groups for investigation by associating crimi...

Andrew Burmon

WATCH: Ken Jennings Talks 'Maphead' And His Journey Into The Cartographic Wilds

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

For several millenia, maps were basically a static medium. The content changed as Europeans discovered the width and breadth of Asia and Asia plotted ...

Social Media to Prevent Hate Media

Mark Belinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Belinsky

George Orwell wrote "history is written by the winners," and while this has been the case in many places, it has certainly not held true for Israel. A...

PHOTOS: CARTOGRAPHY: From Transport To Mouse Clicks, Gorgeous Information Design

Patricia Brizzio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Brizzio

Some radical forms of mapping, representation and analysis are being developed through a cartography that renders visible the fast-growing amount of d...

Where Obama Should Invest Now

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

If the U.S. government selected 10 technology-based small businesses and gave each one $25 million, we could build the proper infrastructure to solve ten of the biggest problems facing our country today.

Maps, Moose, and Museums

Jim McNutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim McNutt

In these days of Google Earth, GPS tracking, and instant cell phone connections to every nearby restaurant, mapping technologies inspire new visions. ...

Google Maps Earth's Carbon Cycle

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google Earth has a new application that shows carbon dioxide in different layers of the earth's atmosphere....

What Makes A Life Worth Living?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Impossible To Inevitable: Dare To Dream Big - Part 3 OK, it's official! Warren Buffet said so. ...