It’s a rainy part of the year throughout South Florida again — just in time for the flood report and sea level rise app that eyesontherise.org will be launching in March. More on that later… For now, take your pics (like the one above) and give us the location and time of the event on[…]
The public now has a definition of “sensor journalism” that they can help alter and further define thanks, in part, to the efforts of eyesontherise.org.
Team member Robert Gutsche Jr. joined with two others over the period of several months to gather examples of sensor journalism and multiple definitions that have appeared in public reports and scholarship to create their own definition for the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
“This has been an interesting experience,” Gutsche said, “and one that required a surprising amount of rigor that is not represented in public and scholarly discussions of Wikipedia.” […]
At right: FIU Architecture and Arts Students created models of predicted sea level rise and flooding in the Miami, Orlando and Key West areas, featured in “Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century,” an ongoing exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum until March 1, 2015. Photo by Alex Blencowe
By Alex Blencowe, Little Gables Group
From hurricanes to heat-waves to finding affordable healthcare, South Florida has enough ecological, economic and social problems on its plate. Sea-level rise is soon to be South Florida’s most challenging issue, unless citizens create changes now for the future.
On Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Coral Gables Museum hosted a panel discussion on Socio-ecological Vulnerability and the effects that massive sea-level rise and flooding will have in the decades to come. […]
Miami-Dade County has just released its Open Data Portal, which allows citizens to easily access data for public — and even personal — projects. With this information, which includes data related to building permits, 311 data that includes calls for public service (including updated flooding reports), and GIS data for those who want to create interactive[…]