State Department sees opportunity in crowdsourced mapping

03/12/2014 | FastCoExist

The State Department is hoping to tap into the power of crowdsourced mapping through an initiative known as MapGive. The program, which was inspired partly by the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, is currently focused on two mapping projects in South Sudan. "Our goal is to leverage the satellite imagery we already purchase to catalyze existing mapping efforts done by ... the broader humanitarian community," said State Department geographer Joshua Campbell.

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