Thursday, December 9, 2010

More crowdsourcing, London

In the UK, Parliament is considering increasing university tuition fees. Students are protesting, as one might expect. Some from University College London (UCL) are maintaining a blog about it here. They have also jury-rigged their own crowd-sourcing setup with Google Maps: see their input form & the map itself.

Given the obvious promise and appeal of using Google Maps for such purposes, one wonders whether Google is working towards incorporating a similar set-up as one of Google's own products (of which they have more and more). It is probably not a coincidence that they're already a partner of Ushahidi, the non-profit interactive mapping initiative I mentioned last month.

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