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by valentina 2016-04-08

A GeoTag-X volunteer’s point of view. Let’s meet Sangeeta.

Sangeeta is an Energy professional who joined the GeoTag-X community in July last year. So far, she has contributed to various GeoTag-X projects, focusing mainly on projects about the Yamuna river. Let’s see why she decided to contribute to GeoTag-X and how she describes her experience.

Hello Sangeeta. Can you please tell me something about yourself and your background?

Hello. I am ...

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by valentina 2015-11-02

The next steps for GeoTag-X

What are GeoTag-X's plans for the future?

GeoTag-X has been busy in September attending two important events: the Citizen Cyberscience Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, and the [Mozilla Science Lab Open Science Leadership Summit in Toronto](https://www....

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by Admin 2015-10-15

A GeoTag-X volunteer’s point of view. Let’s meet Karen.

Karen joined the GeoTag-X community on 27 August 2015 and quickly became one of GeoTag-X´s most active volunteers, working exclusively on the Yemeni Cultural Heritage at Risk project. She has analysed 283 pictures so far. Let’s see what she has to say about her experience volunteering for GeoTag-X.

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by Admin 2015-09-24

Why is geotagging so important? (part 2/2)

What is geospatial data and why is it important? How can we geo locate photos? Is there a way that pictures on GeoTag-X’s project could be taken with a camera with geotagging feature in it? How can we geo tag photos on GeoTag-X’s projects?

GeoTag-X’s system is still experimental, and the GeoTag-X team is still learning what they can do with it and how it can help in humanitarian crises. How...

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by valentina 2015-09-04

Data sprint gave a boost to Yemeni Cultural Heritage at Risk project

During the summer, GeoTag-X ran two different data sprints: one with Mozilla Science Lab and one in collaboration with the volunteer organizations Humanity Road and GISCorps (both part of the Digital Humanitarian Network - DHN), and universities all aro...

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by Admin 2015-07-29

Another successful GeoTag-X data sprint.

84 new registered volunteers, more than 7,000 photos analysed, 2 weeks of work. These are just some of the numbers of last GeoTag-X’s data sprint. Let’s see how it went in detail.

After the success reached by joining the Mozilla Science Lab Global sprint on June 4th-5th (read more about those results here), GeoTag-X or...

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by Admin 2015-07-27

GeoTag-X’s experience as a #Mozsprint 2015 project

On June 4-5, GeoTag-X joined the second Mozilla Science Lab Global sprint as a project at the CERN Ideasquare.

The Mozilla Sprint aims to strengthen ties within the open science community by giving people a chance to work together to learn and build useful tools. GeoTag-X couldn’t miss the opportunity to take part in such an event and put forward a data sprint, asking people to get on the ...

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by valentina 2015-12-04

A GeoTag-X volunteer’s point of view. Let’s meet Jennifer.

*Jennifer is an undergraduate student in Urban Studies who joined the GeoTag-X community in August this year. So far, she has contributed to most GeoTag-X projects, focusing mainly on the Yemeni Cultural Heritage at Risk project, by analysing and geolocating, when required, 149 photos. Let’s see what benefits she has had from volunteering for GeoTag-...

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by Admin 2015-10-30

A survey about citizen scientists' task management habits

What are the task management habits of citizen scientists? Do citizen scientists feel really focused when making contributions to online citizen science project? Or do they feel often distracted?

GeoTag-X colleagues at Citizen Cyberlab are studying the task management habits of citizen scientists.

In particular, they are interested in whether contributors are...

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by Admin 2015-10-02

The Citizen Cyberlab Summit: exploring learning and creativity in citizen science projects

On September, 17th-18th, GeoTag-X was invited to attend the Citizen Cyberlab Summit that took place at the Confucius Centre of the University of Geneva. The event was dedicated to presenting the results of Citizen Cyberlab, a three year project coming to i...

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by Admin 2015-09-17

Why is geotagging so important? (Part 1/2)

What is geospatial data and why is it important? How can we geo locate photos? Is there a way that pictures on GeoTag-X’s project could be taken with a camera with geotagging feature in it? How can we geo tag photos on GeoTag-X’s projects?

Geospatial data are computerized data that has been linked to a specific place in the world by using latitude and longitude or some other [coordinate sys...

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by Admin 2015-08-11

What have we been up to at GeoTag-X?

This summer a lot of great things are happening behind the scenes of GeoTag-X. GeoTag-X’s team is working hard on new content to move forward with the project as well as on changes that will improve the website usability making it more user friendly. Here are some of the things we have been working on over the last few months.

First of all, GeoTag-X has launched a new project: [Yemeni cultural...

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by Admin 2015-07-29

GeoTag-X announces its second data sprint

Following the trail of the success reached by joining the Mozilla Science Lab Global sprint on June 4-5 (read more about those results here), GeoTag-X is pleased to announce that it will be running another data sprint over the weekend of July, 4-5.

GeoTag-X is a crowdsourcing research project set up by the United Nations Institu...

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by Admin 2015-05-26

GeoTag-X, a crowd-based approach to emergency shelter assessment during a disaster?

As part of its humanitarian relief and coordination efforts, UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNOSAT) introduced the GeoTag-X platform: a pilot project designed to research potentially novel, viable means of data collection, while raising awareness to the rather harsh conditions of people caught up in disaster situations. During disasters, there is a ...

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