[ddj] How a small startup is empowering communities and legitimising citizen-based datasets and more

Hanna McLean mclean at ejc.net
Mon Mar 4 14:16:08 UTC 2013

Hi everyone,

For those of you who haven't heard yet Amplify Labs, which is a small
startup, is currently trying to change the way data is used in the urban
context. They aim to empower organisations and small communities to play an
active part in improving life in their localities by documenting conditions
on the ground. To do this, they developed LocalData, a browser-based tool
for collecting local data. At the moment the product is only being launched
in the US, but it may end up crossing borders in the future. To read more
about the project please visit: http://goo.gl/4QLL8

Also, Jonathan Stoneman, the director at Stonepeople Media, has shared some
affordable tools for converting PDF to useful file formats that were
presented at the recent NICAR2013 event. He gives a nice overview of what
was said in the presentation. He also shares his thoughts and gives a
review of each tool that was presented. He sometimes offers alternatives
for tools that tend to be a bit pricier. You can get all the details here:

Have a nice day :)


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