A user driven mapping system that allows anyone to upload their environmental exposures
Direct Evidence is an on-line interactive mapping tool that allows users around the world to upload their experiences of climate change. The forum is community-driven and moderated. It captures change over time, allowing the user to identify specific points that represent a specific change or event, and its duration. Users are a network of people who can share experiences and insights.
Community-moderation: Logged in users can add metadata to a datapoint, link reports to similar events, and add additional, separate comments.
Accessibility: Contributing to the database will be accessible by computer in the first version, via text-messaging in the next. Our goal is that the widest available audience can participate, in various languages.
Evidence-based media: The database will begin with text, and gradually provide for the upload of photos, audio and video files. From text to video, these media are the evidence of what you experience.
After the Cap is a National Science Foundation-funded project that explores the affects of the 2010 oil spill on Louisiana residents. The page hosts an interactive video player that allows users to see the spill through local eyes and to deepen their understanding of the spill though an innovation in online video.