(More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups | Beaconfire Wire

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» (More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups Posted Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 9:09 pm by Ali Cherry (11 posts) Google Maps is a free web mapping service application that allows developers to create “mashups&# with other data and embed the map on third-party websites via the Google Maps API. the Seven Wonders of the World map falls a little flat). Get it on the map.&#

NetSquared Mashup Challenge: How Do You Combine Data for Social Change?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're hosting a contest called the NetSquared Mashup Challenge that I wanted to let you know about, and am hoping that you'll pass on to social changemakers and web innovators in your community. You don't need to have tech expertise to submit a project to the Challenge, just an idea for a change you want to make that could be facilitated by a mashup. Wikipedia defines a mashup as, "a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool."

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NetCentric Advocacy: Who is Sick? Network Traffic Map of Sickness

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Network Traffic Map of Sickness Beth Kanter kudos. Who Is Sick was started in 2006 with a mission to provide current and local sickness information to the public - without the hassle of dealing with hospitals or doctors. Posted at 01:05 PM in Advocacy Strategy | Permalink Technorati Tags : health , health reports , mashup , netcentric , whoissick | Reblog (0) TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Who is Sick?

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Replacing Mobile Advertising with Real-Time Data

Amy Sample Ward

Qriously is super easy to use: you pick the type of question (two answer, slider, or star/rating), write your question and possible answers, select the location (global, regional or local – if you get a trial account, you are limited to global questions), and then how many answers you want to gather. it actually tells you, with much richer context: I personally love data-map mashups and Qriously uses them brilliantly! Do you believe you can change the world?

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Read More » Local Government Web Managers Notes: Responding to Economic Uncertainty Michael Walsh in Influence 18 May 2010 In the past few months, world-wide political and economic uncertainty has shaken global confidence, which in turn has resulted in continued market instability and volatility.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

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Ushahidi has been developing open-source crisis mapping software for over eight years now. LABB created an Oil Spill Crisis Map in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Since then, it has since logged, mapped, and tracked more than 14,000 reports of petrochemical pollution. The organization got started when a group of Kenyan bloggers led by Erik Hersman began doing online mapping of violence reports after the 2008 Kenyan election.

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6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free


But local and state governments are also setting their data free. Users can, for example, subscribe to feeds of crime incidents or view a Google Map of construction projects completed in 2009. One suggestion, Vancouver: add a crime map. Users can grab the last two years of restaurant inspection results and use mapping software to plot after-school programs. What are your favorite examples of government data applications and mashups?

Theatre Flashmobs on YouTube and Swarms of Theater Goers on FourSquare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

   They had their staff, local experts in the location, add tips about what was interesting for visitors in the neighborhood.  In addition, the Museum has taken those tips and created a mashup with the YELP api. A Google maps, Twitter and Foursquare mashup that show’s where your event participants are checking in on a map and what they’re  talking about).

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Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools


Geographic information systems (GIS) and online mapping applications continue to become more powerful and easier to use every year. Mapping applications that used to require sophisticated software and time-intensive training to create can now be completed in a matter of minutes with user-friendly tools. Maps are a tool for visualizing data about place, much like charts are tools for visualizing numeric and financial data. Jim Craner, MapTogether.

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How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

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Ushahidi entered our legendary third NetSquared Mashup Challenge in Santa Clara, California in May 2008. The information would be compiled and displayed in real time online on a map. Ushahidi has developed multiple software tools now that are in use in well over 100 countries and dozens of local languages.

How KaBOOM! Is Using a Networked Approach To Scale Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

has used the Internet to disseminate its model, empowering local communities to self-organize and build their own playgrounds using free resources on its website. Through a suite of online tools—including a social networking site, online training, do-it-yourself content, and a Google-map mashup—KaBOOM! has empowered more than 6,000 communities to build local playgrounds in the past few years (far more than the 1,700 it has built directly in 15 years).

Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Help us get ready for New York City’s biggest local election ever and keep NYC elections transparent and open by maintaining and improving upon the New York City Campaign Finance Board website, [link] We’re looking for a hardcore techie with great communications skills to serve as the webmaster and grand poobah of our online efforts.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As more and more politicians dive into the world of Social Media, the way we communicate and interact with our local and national representatives is changing. Lessons in Local Tech: Sustainable Food 2.0 Accessing sustainable food is easier with for mobile access to databases (Seafood Watch), delivery of hyper local foods (Spud.com), online links for farmers and buyers (Roots of Change), and maps of food grown in your neighborhood (Forage Oakland).

Last Chance to Vote for Nonprofit SXSW Panels: Closes September 4th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Cultivating the Web: Netroots Action for Grassroots Food: The “organic” nature of social media creates fertile ground for activists, but how can online advocacy move beyond e-actions and Facebook Fan pages, translating to local, on-the-ground actions? This panel will explore various innovative and creative uses of social media and online technology to support the local food movement. The SXSW Interactive Festival.

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10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Growing and Eating Local Foods. Content used in mashups is typically sourced from a third party via a public interface or API Many people are experimenting with mashups using Google, eBay, Amazon, Windows Live, and Yahoos APIs. Examples of Mashups. Chicago Crime Maps; Another googlemap mashup with crime statistics. Netsquared Conference Mashup Panel. no need for local copies, CDs, flash drives, etc.). Ability to save local copies if desired.

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