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juliaaltenbuchner

juliaaltenbuchner has written 6 posts for Extreme Citizen Science blog

Citizen Science for environmental monitoring: Engagement and empowerment in Citizens’ Observatories

The second day of the first International ECSA conference introduced the 10 Principles of Citizen Science, a flexible concept designed to encourage best practice in the field. A series of sessions covered topics ranging from Tools, Technologies and Applications in Citizen Science to Citizen Science for environmental monitoring: Engagement and Empowerment in Citizens’ Observatories. Environmental … Continue reading

Geo for Good User Summit 2015

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be part the annual Geo for Good User Summit, which brings together non-profits and public benefit organisations who use mapping technologies to make a difference in the world. The Google Earth Outreach team offered their support to participants to visualise their cause, share their story and raise awareness. Google Earth … Continue reading

Mapping Accessibility with Sapelli

On 19th June the ExCiteS research group and Mapping for Change, teamed up with Dr Catherine Holloway and Sarah Nicholson, Accessibility Engineering researchers at UCL, Ross Akin, an accessibility designer, and users of the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation Mobility Centre for a day long workshop. The idea was to co-design a mobile application that could enable … Continue reading

Sapelli Celebrated As Tech for Good Pioneer in 2014 Nominet Trust 100

We are really excited to announce that Sapelli has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) – a global list of 100 inspiring ventures from around the world. Projects featured on the list are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from education and human rights abuses to climate change and … Continue reading

GPS signal in the rainforest?

“It is surprising that many Pygmy hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin, though unable to read the numbers on banknotes or write their own names, have begun to use handheld computers attached to global positioning systems (GPS).” (Lewis, 2012) The above quotation refers to the work that Jerome Lewis started in 2005, when he established a scheme … Continue reading

Reflections on the NOMAD workshop

Last month, the NOMAD team organised a workshop at the French Space Agency (CNES) headquarters. The aim was to link humanitarian organisations interested in using data collection tools for their field work with solution providers. My colleague Michalis and I presented our ExCiteS Data Collection tool (which is in advanced prototype) and get valuable feedback from … Continue reading

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