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For Solo Kota Kita's John Taylor, who is compiling a climate vulnerability assessment for UNDP, OpenIR developed IR maps that highlight impervious surfaces and vegetation in the small, rapidly growing city of Makassar, ...

UNDP Makassar Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Applications, Indonesia, News, Prototypes

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Arlene Ducao's M.Sc. thesis for the MIT Media Lab, entitled OpenIR [Open Infrared] Enhancing Environmental Monitoring Through Accessible Remote Sensing, In Indonesia and Beyond is now online. ...

Report on OpenIR (Thesis)

Applications, Indonesia, News

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OpenIR's tech lead, Ilias Koen, developed a pixel classification prototype for OpenIR. http://openir.media.mit.edu/main/prototypes/new_york_spectrogram/index.html In this prototype, a user can click any pixel on the ...

OpenIR’s Spectral Classification Prototype: New York

Prototypes, Technology

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OpenIR primary community partner, Jakarta-based environmental journalist Harry Surjadi, has recently been recognized as an innovator in his work to develop "Information Brokers," systems of citizen journalists who are ...

News: Community Partner Harry Surjadi

Indonesia, News

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The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University's School of Journalism launched a year-long initiative on sensor journalism with a workshop that brought together journalists, technologists, and legal ...

Workshop on Sensor Journalism @ Columbia University

Applications, News

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Over the past several months, the OpenIR team has presented work at journalism, data, and data journalism gatherings across the US. And we have video! Tow Center's Workshop on Sensor Journalism, Columbia University School ...

OpenIR Presents

News

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Using OpenIR as the subject of her application, Juhee won one of three Alva Emerging Fellowships. The award is given by Behance and GE, and "support three innovators under 30 years of age who have demonstrated remarkable ...

OpenIR Team Member Wins Alva Emerging Fellowship

News

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Here are the validation results for the 2013 Jakarta flood: Unlike the last Validation results the areas that received the most rain were Vegetative High Lying and Vegetative Low Lying. It remains to be seen what ...

Jakarta 2013 Validation Results #2

Technology

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Here are the current results of the Jakarta Validation : We see that as predicted the Urban Low Lying and Vegetation Low Lying areas were affected the most. Note: Due to issues the Jakarta Validation will be ...

Jakarta 2013 Validation Results #1

Technology

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This blog post will cover how to find turn a shape (.shp) file into a raster (.tif) file. Note the information on how to turn a raster file into a shape file is also covered here and here 1. First you need to invert ...

Jakarta Validation #2

Technology

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OpenIR recently did an analysis on the Summative Data Viewer event tracking starting from January of 2013.   Jakarta   Of the drawing tools, the rectangle drawing tool was used the most. However, the ...

Data Viewer Event Tracking Analysis

News

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A Landsat tile before and after atmospheric correction, as displayed on a page from the University of Maryland, one of OpenIR's data sources.   We've started to develop some code and pseudocode for atmospheric ...

Starting in on Atmospheric Correction

Technology