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 ...
- 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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