Five Resources for Civic Mapping

Title: KoBoMap
Featured Image: http://www.kobotoolbox.org/sites/m/images/KoBoMap_0.png
Description: KoBoMap is part of the KoBo Toolbox, a set of open-source tools for data collection and analysis currently under development at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Probably the greatest thing about KoBo is that it has the limited internet connectivity in mind in all its products, adding offline syncing capabilities to all of them. In essence, you can collect, analyze, sync and map your data without having access to the internet.
External Link: http://www.kobotoolbox.org/products/kobomap
Location: Cambridge, MA (42.373939,-71.122624)
Name of Organization: KoBo Toolbox currently developed at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Category: Toolkit (containing mobile apps, software and online platforms)
Tags: research, data collection, survey, offline capabilities

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Title: OpenRelief

Featured Image: http://openrelief.org/logo.jpg
Description: OpenRelief is a project that aims to develop an open-source UAV capable of collecting and processing information in times of crisis. The team works on a completely open-source way, making available every step of their creative process. OpenRelief is currently developing an air-frame, hardware (camera) and software for the use in UAVs. It also aims for the UAV to be able to communicate with other open-source platforms. 
External Link: http://openrelief.org/
Location: London, UK (2.268362,5.053711)

Name of Organization: OpenRelief
Category: Hardware and Software
Tags: data collection, UAV, air-frame, event-detecting cameras

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Title: Quantum GIS
Featured Image: http://qgis.org/images/qgis15.jpg
Description: Quantum GIS is probably the most popular open-source GIS software available in the world. Quantum GIS is being developed for many years now, and counts with a large and active community of contributors. Quantum GIS allows users to perform complex GIS analysis for free, and also provides a series of plugins that connect the software with other open-source mapping platforms such as OpenStreetMap. 
External Link: http://qgis.org/
Location: n/a
Name of Organization: Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)
Category: Software
Tags: GIS, geographic analysis software, data analysis

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Title: WebGL Globe
Featured Image: http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/webgl-globe/img/ahZzfmNocm9tZXhwZXJpbWVudHMtaHJkchgLEg9FeHBlcmltZW50SW1hZ2UYo52HBAw/large
Description: WebGL Globe is a Google Chrome Experiment that emulates a 3D globe directly on the browser by using WebGL technology. The experiment was made available in an open-source way, and can be easily implemented. The advantages of using WebGL Globe is that it allows you to visualize geographic data spread all over the world in a very dynamic and user friendly way. 
External Link: http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/webgl-globe/
Location: San Francisco, CA (37.77493, -122.41942)
Name of Organization: Google Data Arts Team
Category: Visualization Platform
Tags: code, visualization platform, webgl

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Title: WorldMap
Featured Image: http://worldmap.harvard.edu/site_media/theme/img/slide-japan.jpg
Description: WorldMap is an online mapping platform currently developed by the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) at Harvard University. The platform proposes an easy way to aggregate different kinds of geographical information online, but also provides a library of public geographic datasets and shared by other users. WorldMap is interesting because besides providing a mapping platform, it provides a gegraphic dataset library in which the user has access to different points of view on a particular subject.
External Link: http://worldmap.harvard.edu
Location: Cambridge, MA (42.373939,-71.122624)
Name of Organization: Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) at Harvard University
Category: Online Platform
Tags: online platform, layers, gis data, visualization

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