These Volunteers Are Filling in Missing Pieces of the World Map, and Helping Humanity at the Same Time

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Mariel Borowitz, assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was quoted in the article "These volunteers are filling in missing pieces of the world map, and helping humanity at the same time" in the May 26, 2020 issue of Popular Science. The article highlights a Wikimedia of cartography that is pulling data from satellites to calculate snow depths for skiers, assist emergency responders, and more.


Borowitz has questions, though, about how privacy protections will evolve. “I can imagine when you have ubiquitous data, your ability to track individuals or specific individual movements increases,” she says. The rub for watching the whole world change is that you are part of that world.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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