Spatial Data Infrastructures 2.0
This is the second in a series of articles which explores spatial data infrastructures (SDIs).
In the first article (Directions Magazine, February 22, 2010), I discussed how more than 70 years ago aviator Beryl Markham viewed maps as tools for communicating and for connecting a person to others. Likewise today, I believe that spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) can be tools for communication and for building stability in an uncertain world. …
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Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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