Last fall, Carsten Kessler and I gave a online talk about our EnviroCar project. The talk was entitled “EnviroCar - A GIS Framework for Citizen-based Environmental Monitoring in NYC” and was hosted by the New York State GIS Association. It was the first talk of the Transportation Professional Affiliation Group, which was quite an honor for Carsten and I. Check out the NYSGIS YouTube channel for more awesome talks, and check out the following embedded video to see the EnviroCar recording:
- Fri 16 January 2015 cfarmer
- Fri 26 September 2014 cfarmer
Do you have an Android phone? Do you use a car on a regular basis?
Become a Citizen Scientist!
enviroCar is an open platform to collect and analyze moving vehicle data. It accesses the car’s sensors with an Android smartphone and a Bluetooth OBD-II adapter that we will provide for free. The enviroCar app provides you with information about your car and your driving characteristics. By uploading the data to the enviroCar server you contribute to a growing collection of anonymized open data, helping scientists and traffic experts understand our city. We are looking for volunteers to join ...
- Thu 08 May 2014 cfarmer
The decisions for Google Summer of Code 2014 have been made, and I’ll be mentoring Rahul Raja from India. He will be working on the enviroCar app UX design. Right next door, Carsten Keßler (who has already posted an annoucement) will be mentoring Tao Lin from China, who will be working on the Linked Data service provided by enviroCar.
We are both looking forward to working with the students and with the folks at 52°North, who are also mentoring 3 more students in other projects:
- Sensor Data Access for Rasdaman, Simona Badoiu (Romania)
- Using the ILWIS framework for ...
- Wed 12 June 2013 cfarmer
This was recently announced on the Hunter Geography Department website:
CISC Produced Map Spearhead of Mayor Bloomberg’s SIRR Announcement
The New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC2) Climate Risk Information 2013 Report was released on June 11, 2013 in conjunction with the release of the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency’s (SIRR) report entitled “A Stronger, More Resilient New York.” The reports were released by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a press conference on Tuesday June 11 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Work by the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC) is heavily featured in the ...
- Tue 28 May 2013 cfarmer
Dr. Tim Stojanovic will be coming to the Department of Geography at Hunter College, CUNY next week to give a talk entitled: “Analysing Change in the Human Development of the World’s Oceans”. The talk will be held on June 5th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the Hunter North building, room 1004. The talk is hosted by the Department of Geography, and the poster is available here.
- Wed 20 March 2013 cfarmer
An article I worked on with Dr Tim Stojanovic, “The development of world oceans & coasts and concepts of sustainability”, has recently been published online, with the journal Marine Policy. The article can be cited as:
Stojanovic T. & Farmer C. J. Q., (2013) The development of world oceans & coasts and concepts of sustainability. Marine Policy 42 157-165
- Sun 20 January 2013 cfarmer
Recently, a colleague of mine from Wilfred Laurier University has started a website with some colleagues called RinkWatch (http://rinkwatch.org/). The website is designed to track climate-change by keeping tabs on local community ice rink(s). This innovative use of Citizen Science is getting quite a bit of buzz up in Canada, but the idea has implications for any country with a culture of outdoor skating rinks. It is also a great way to get the public involved in the climate debate, and science in general! RinkWatch received a mention in the Canadian Association of Geographers’ Mailing list, which I’m posting here to help spread the good word. You can also check out the full story and video here.
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