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12:30pm

Public Lab: Mapping, DIY Activism & Civic Science
    Sunday March 11, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm @ AT&T Conference Hotel (Salon A) (1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705)
    Are you embroiled in an cartographic dispute? Do you disagree with the official version of your geography? Do you need a up-to-date map of your area of interest?From the BP Oil Spill to the Gowanus Canal Super Fund site, Grassroots Mapping and the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science work to empower citizens around the world. Communities engage in citizen cartography and create aerial images with low-cost, DIY, open sourced technologies. This method of mapping creates on-demand imagery that’s 30 to 50 times higher resolution than what’s available via Google Maps. It allows people to document, to lobby and to enact change in their neighborhoods. The Public Laboratory community has expanded to organize projects around the world. Recently recognized with the award of $500,000 Knight Foundation grant, that work continues to expand. We’ll discuss the unique challenges and obstacles of scaling citizen science, IRL community development work, and online technology engagement.

    Speakers
    Web Developer | Consumer Reports | Web Developer w/ @ConsumersUnion...

    Pres Mgmt Fellow | US Department of Housing and Urban Development...

    Dir of Production Processes & Production in Education | Public...

    Dir of Outreach & Partnerships | Public Laboratory for Open Technology...


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #PublicLab
    Theme Government and Global Issues
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9516

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