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"So long and thanks for the maps"

"So long and thanks for all the fish, I meant maps (apologies to Douglas Adams)" was the last post in my #30DayMapChallenge report...

Monday, 12 October 2009

Crowdsourcing for Dummies

James Fee points out Google's Michael Jones on crowdsourcing in Directions Magazine. But let's not forget the "other" democratisation of the geoweb: the tools and online community to help post geodata of any source you choose.

[Tue. 13 Oct.: OpenGeodata and Directions Magazine podcasts detail more info and distill some issues (thanks #pmbatty and #adenas).]

As a project testing just how easy it is, I just updated a map of Olympic host cities colour-coded by summer and winter games. I also linked them to websites if available, otherwise the IOC has pages for all the modern games.