Geotagx.org is now ready for participants to help with user testing and developing modules. You can sign up as a volunteer and start using the site immediately, we would value your feedback about bugs and enhancement suggestions. If you are interested in co-developing a new module, please contact us.
GeoTag-X is a pilot project of Citizen Cyberlab, a 3-year project funded by the 7 framework programme of the European Union. The project, which was launched in November 2012, is managed by a consortium of seven partners: the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); the Imperial College of London (ICSTM); the University College London (UCL); Université de Genève (UNIGE); Université Paris Descartes (UPD); and the UK-based innovation consultancy Mobile Collective (TMC).
This pilot project is being developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNITAR/UNOSAT). UNOSAT has long made use of a variety of crowd-sourcing tools and crowd-sourced data to improve its own satellite based analyses of disaster situations. The Disaster Mapping pilot project builds on knowledge and tools developed through involvement in previous crowdsourcing projects such as ‘Geotag Libya’ and ’ForestWatchers’
The crowdsourcing applications are being built on Pybossa, an open-source platform for crowd-sourcing tasks.