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Building The BC Firemap Using Open Source Data

Mapping Wildfires - British Columbia 2017

I’ve run head first into the internet connectivity...

What Is Fake News? How To Spot It?

What is Fake News?

On June 1st, 1897, The New York Herald published an article claiming that...

4 Ways A Social Media Map Can Help In A Disaster

A Real-Time Social Media Map

When disasters occur, speed-to-information is key. A real-time...

Eyewitness Accounts And Breaking News: Perception Is Everything

Our perceptions are as unique as our fingerprints. Journalists know first-hand that eyewitness...

The Rise Of The Citizen Journalist

Citizen Journalism has risen to new heights. With a growing number of new media technology...

Connecting And Protecting Your Campus

September marks the end of summer and the return to school for millions of students across North...

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