[Suman’s Pick] Interactive Flood Mapping, World Theater Map, Safe Place Project etc.

I read so many articles related to GIS, Mapping, Map, 3d map etc. every day but few article which either inspires me or helps me to build the tool which we are Building for Billions.  I thought of sharing those articles which I called “Suman’s Pick” and I hope it will also inspire you :).

Safe Place Project: Des Moines teen creates website mapping abortion clinics nationwide

A Des Moines, teen has created a website that maps abortion clinics nationwide – the Safe Place Project was created by Maddy Rasmussen, with the intent of creating a safe, non-biased place for women to obtain information about abortion care near them.

This project comes at a time when abortion care is rapidly being pushed out of reach for those who need it most. With clinics closing at a tragic rate and Congress trying to restrict Medicaid funding to clinics that provide abortion, it’s more important than ever that those seeking abortion care know where to find it.

World Theater Map: World Theater map which is showing theater shows details happening around the world on a nice globe

 Howlround a theater community launched world theater map which is showing theater shows details happening around the world on a nice globe: It’s an open platform for everyone so anyone can add details of shows after creating a profile. The World Theatre Map aims to make the field visible to itself by providing a collectively-owned, people-powered infrastructure to connect isolated theatre-makers to vital information resources and knowledge.

Apple to use drones for Apple Maps data collection.

Apple map has never been appreciated by users from it’s launched Sep. 2012. Apple has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones and collect data for Apple Maps, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg reported Apple has assembled a team of robotics and data-collection experts who will use the drones to update its Google Maps competitor. I hope this time IOS user will love apple map like iPhone.

Margao to get geospatial mapping.

Margao: Margao municipal council (MMC) will soon put to use geospatial technology for mapping of all residential and commercial premises within the town so as to bring all unassessed units under the house tax net. The GIS data will be interpolated with Global Positioning System mapping that would help determine the exact location of a unit.

Interactive Flood Mapping Tool Helps Local Governments Plan for Resilience.

Using data sets from multiple sources, the NYU Furman Center created an interactive map for resilience planners on where flooding is most prone and which populations are most heavily affected.

The floodplains, as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are broken down into two categories:

  • The 100-year floodplain, which has a 1 percent chance of flooding every year; and
  • The 500-year floodplain, which carries a 0.2 percent probability of flood inundation.

Facebook enters the population mapping game.

Facebook has also joined the mapping push. This is after it announced plans in 2014 to expand Internet access worldwide using drones and satellites. It developed an algorithm to identify human-built structures and then overlaid census data. Because the algorithm is so good at finding population So while the news is good for health and development in developing countries, and for demographers, the news is less good if you are trying to escape the Facebook newsfeed in a log cabin in the mountains somewhere. Zuckerberg will soon know exactly where you live. 🙂

So while the news is good for health and development in developing countries, and for demographers, the news is less good if you are trying to escape the Facebook newsfeed in a log cabin in the mountains somewhere. Zuckerberg will soon know exactly where you live. 🙂

These are the few pick from this week, I hope you all will like this. First pick, Safe Place Project really inspire me and I believe India needs many similar projects for different categories. If there are any specific categories which you think it should be on map at one place please let me know. We will try our BEST.

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