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Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

2 March 2020

Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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As part of a social work graduate program through Alirajpur Post Graduate College, a group of students are using “citizen science” to share their research that water with elevated levels of fluoride can be dangerous t...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

21 February 2020

Indonesia

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A space-based initiative called Global Fishing Watch is using satellite imagery and data to hold companies accountable to their promise of providing sustainable sourced seafood. While the volume of data and cost of ob...

CNN

Paul Adepoju

24 December 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The My Roots in Africa Project is an initiative of a group called the Most Influential People of African Descent, which seeks to build connection between Africans in Africa and elsewhere around the world through the a...

Mountain Outlaw

Jessianne Castle

Winter 2019

Montana, United States

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Scientists are working with houndsmen and houndswomen to track mountain lions in Montana to understand their behavior and to better estimate their population. By forming this partnership and using GPS collars, the tea...

The New York Times

Amy Zipkin

18 November 2019

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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To enhance air travel, the F.A.A. rolled out a system that enables airplanes to fly closer together using GPS, rather than the traditional radar locators. But residents near these new flight paths have risen up to con...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Anastasia Moloney

14 November 2019

Honduras

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Mobile phone apps allow NGOs to track public health threats. In Honduras, the medical charity, Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) uses GIS technology and mobile phone apps to assist in their efforts against dengue fever ou...

Bloomberg CityLab

David Zipper

13 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Though apps that provide a common platform to view various transit, bike, and pedestrian routes have become more popular, they're not the only way to get people out of their cars and onto more sustainable transportati...

Mongabay

Laura Villadiego

12 November 2019

General Santos City, Philippines

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Efforts to reduce illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing also make fishermen safer at sea. Vessel Monitoring Mechanisms (VMM) and electronic catch documentation (eCDT) track the origin of fish headed to ma...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Zak Podmore

24 October 2019

Navajo Nation, Utah, United States

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The Navajo Nation will have the option of having physical addresses with the help of the Rural Utah Project which partnered with Google to implement open-source mapping technology. The technology was successfully impl...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Christine McLaren

17 October 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore has become a leader in maintaining and growing the city’s trees by monitoring their health more closely. Using a new mapping technique, city officials can analyze its current tree canopy and see how it affec...

KMGH-TV

Stephanie Butzer

26 August 2019

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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For individuals wanting to store their guns outside of their homes, they can now find a space using the Colorado Gun Storage Map. The interactive tool was developed in collaboration between the Colorado School of Publ...

KCTV-TV

Nathan Vickers

23 August 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Using a method of targeting trouble-prone locations called "risk terrain modeling," Kansas City police saw double-digit declines in crime in the targeted areas. The method uses crime data to show where crime flourishe...

Yes! Magazine

Megan Wildhood

21 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Crowdsourcing data allows developers to help those with limited mobility find accessible routes. The AccessMap Seattle project, in collaboration with the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the University of Wa...

Albuquerque Journal

Rick Nathanson

9 August 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Bernalillo County in New Mexico has implemented a new project that maps where needles are being found by community members. The approach not only keeps the streets safer for all, but also allows the county to map dens...

The New York Times

Misha Valencia

30 July 2019

United States

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Using GPS tracking on repeat offenders of domestic violence has shown to decrease repeat instances of such abuse. Of the 23 states that use such devices, those that use them in ankle bracelet form have the ability to ...

KTUL-TV

Connor Hansen

1 July 2019

Enid, Oklahoma, United States

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The Enid, Oklahoma police department has started using a service called RapidSOS to locate 911 calls coming from cell phones. Without the service, tracking where these calls come from can be a challenge, but RapidSOS ...

The New York Times

Jose A. Del Real

24 June 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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FireMap is a new program that uses real-time data to predict the direction of wildfires. In Southern California, where the tool is being tested, there is a huge potential for positive impact - fires in California swep...

Christian Science Monitor

Stephanie Hanes

10 June 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore’s urban forest is one of the best-protected in the country. Since a 2006 scientific analysis of Baltimore’s trees, the city has become a leader in tracking and preserving green space and using data to shed l...

High Country News

Krista Langlois

23 May 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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Scientists and engineers in Colorado are developing an app that can help firefighters determine the safest routes to safety during wildfires. The app, currently in development, was created with data from another trail...

Forbes

Melissa Cristina Márquez

29 April 2019

Bahamas

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The research group, Beneath the Waves, is cultivating cross-sector collaborations with nonprofits, scientists, and individual philanthropists in order to better study the movements and patterns of sharks in the Bahama...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

16 April 2019

West, Texas, United States

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Following a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant, cities in Texas are taking preventative measures. Emergency Management Specialists have updated and are employing software that tracks hazardous material storage in ...

Pacific Standard

Kimberley Brown

16 April 2019

Ecuador

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The indigenous Cofan community in Ecuador, battling miners and other seeking to use their ancestral land, have a new tool to fight them: mapping. By working with non-profits who trained locals to use data and GPS tech...

Inc. Magazine

Kevin J. Ryan

15 April 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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A San Diego startup called Vence has created a device that can help farmers control their livestock’s movements and behavior. The new technology – a collar with accompanying software – buzzes when an animal is somewhe...

KSHB-TV

Andres Gutierrez

19 March 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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In Kansas City, Missouri, the police department has been using crime data to strategically understand which areas require more resources. This model, which has been used since 2012 and has led to a 12% decrease in vio...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The technology company Pachama has developed a way to combine “satellite, drone, and lidar images” to estimate the size of trees and forests around the globe. Its founders were motivated by the carbon offset industry....

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