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Assisting UN’s GeoTag-X Project

GISCorps assists on United Nations GeoTag-X project The United Nations imagery analysis program (UNITAR-UNOSAT) is underwriting a new crowdsource platform called GeoTag-X for analyzing photos and videos. The GeoTag-X platform was built and is being tested by the Citizen Cyberlab,…

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Crowdsourcing Project – Middle East

TerraWatchers crowdsource project examines damage to archeological sites TerraWatchers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing web-based, crowdsourced satellite image monitoring and overwatch tools for critical missions related to current events. The TerraWatchers platform was built by Stephen Savage and…

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Mission with NACCHO

GISCorps Assists with Ebola Response Mapping for National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Volunteer: Ian Dunn, Software Specialist with the City of Perrysburg, Ohio Public health professionals are privy to much data: community demographics, restaurant scores, obesity…

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Teaching GIS & Remote Sending in Uganda

GISCorps Volunteers Teach GIS and Remote Sensing at Kabale University in Uganda Background: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources at Kabale University (KAB) in southwestern Uganda requested GISCorps volunteer(s) to teach GIS/Remote Sensing to their faculty members.  KAB intends…

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Ebola Missions with WHO

GISCorps Assists World Health Organization in Mapping Ebola Response Activities In December 2013, a two-year old child in a remote village in southeastern Guinea died from a then-unidentified disease. From that beginning arose the unprecedented West Africa Ebola outbreak which…

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Mission in West Papua

Mimika Land Rights Project - West Papua Prepared by Mike Alonzo (GISCorps Volunteer) and Nabil Ahmed (Forensic Architecture) Introduction West Papua is the remote Melanesian province of Indonesia that has an abundance of gas, mineral and timber resources (Fig 1).…

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Responding to Typhoon Pam

22 Volunteers responded to the call for Typhoon Pam Twenty-two GISCorps volunteers responded to the call for Typhoon Pam, which devastated the island nation of Vanuatu on March 13.  The Digital Humanitarian Network was activated by the UN Office for the Coordination of…

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Mission with Humanity Road – Hagupit

GISCorps volunteers providing assistance to Humanity Road In December 2014, Humanity Road, a US based nonprofit organization, requested the assistance of GISCorps to support their Typhoon Hagupit response activities. Following the recruitment, two GIS professionals Leonard Olyott (Australia) and Keeve Brine…

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Mission with USGS iCoast

GISCorps Crowdsource Project Documents Coastal Changes Due To Hurricane Sandy By David Litke, GISCorps volunteer Summary In September 2014, GISCorps received a request from the U.S. Geological Survey for a group of volunteers to take part in a pilot study…

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