This week I am leading tech training at the TechCamp events in Tel Aviv and Ramallah discussing open mapping platforms for sharing and visualizing data. TechCamp is part of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Civil Society 2.0 initiative that aims to empower local citizens and organizations to gain access to technology and information in order to actively engage with their government and communities. Technology can produce change in our society and in the hands of ordinary people are very powerful. This is something we believe in very passionately at GeoIQ and drives our design and innovation to provide cutting-edge, open mapping tools that are easy to use by everyone.
There have been TechCamps all around the world with great success in sharing experiences with the use of low-cost and easy to use technology by NGOs. At TechCamp Tel Aviv I will be walking through just a few of the examples of organizations that are using GeoIQ and GeoCommons to investigate data and tell compelling stories with the world. Groups such as the World Bank’s Mapping for Results and IADB’s MapAmericas, and even local groups such as the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia.
We will also be working over two days directly with NGOs on specific problems and objectives they have with making maps. I’d love to know if you have any open data for Israel or Palestine that we can also highlight to the local groups. We will make sure to post the videos and notes from the TechCamp when they’re online.
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