Mapping South Florida’s King Tides

By John C. Scott – Center for Public Service Communications Community Health Maps (CHM) recently joined forces with community based organizations and residents in North Miami, and Florida International University faculty to map health risks associated with the 2017 King Tides, September 19th and 20th and again on October 7th , the time of the […]

Community Health Maps – A Citizen Science Project

At its core Community Health Maps (CHM) has always been a citizen science project. Since the beginning the most used and accessible component is community data collection. This is arguably the most important component as well. The foundation of any mapping project is data. While the world is awash in data, most of it is […]

Try Out the New Community Health Maps (CHM) Online Tutorial!

By Colette Hochstein A Community Health Maps (CHM) online tutorial is now available. It is a free, self-paced online course from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which provides guidance on using low cost mapping tools to collect, analyze, and visualize mapping data. Community Health Maps seeks to empower communities and individuals by helping them […]

Mapping Disasters

By Colette Hochstein (NLM) On October 12th, 2017, the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) collaborated with Community Health Maps (CHM) to host a webinar focused on using mapping tools during disasters. The meeting was attended by 128 professionals, including first responders and receivers, emergency planners, and public health librarians, many […]

A Busy Summer with a QGIS Conference in Denmark and FOSS4G in Boston

This summer Kurt Menke first attended the 3rd Annual QGIS User Conference, Hackfest and Developer meeting in Denmark. From there he traveled to Boston to attend the Free and Open Source for Geospatial (FOSS4G) International Conference.  The QGIS conference was small and intimate and a lot of new information was shared by the developers about […]

Fulcrum Community

Last year Fulcrum rolled out a new service named Community. They describe it as a, “no cost, short term crowdsourced data collection solution for qualified humanitarian projects.”  It works like Fulcrum, but you need to apply for a license. The application form is short and is right on the Community home page. In the application […]