Updated Safecast Webmap!

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Since the unfortunate demise of our GeoSense map platform we haven’t had recent visualization of Safecast data available to web users. Last week Safecast volunteer Nick Dolezal (mastermind behind the Safecast iOS app) tried out an experiment and it worked fantastically. I’m excited to…

Safecasting Iraq: Open Data to Open Doors

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Last month I was invited to facilitate some data visualization workshops at the Peace Tech camps in Erbil Iraq. One of the NGO’s I was working with was attempting to visualize a study to raise awareness about the issue of depleted uranium in Iraq….

Over 46 Countries!

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Safecaster Lionel Bergeret has been keeping track of how Safecast is covering the globe, and produced this quick map to show where we’ve been, and where we still need to go. This map was generated after we added data from Iraq putting us in…

Current Fukushima Exclusion Zone Map

As you may have heard the exclusion (evacuation) zone around the Fukushima Daiichi plant continues to be adjusted to allow people into areas with lower radiation levels, and move them out of areas with higher levels. There has been no easy way to see…

Alternate visualization – frequency of samples

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The magi behind all things iOS in Safecast Land, Nick Dolezal, is working hard on the new version of the Safecast app (which will allow on demand refreshing of the map data) decided to whip up these alternate visualizations of the Safecast data. These maps…

Safecast iOS App Updated

A massive update to the iOS app just went live in the app store. If you don’t have it already you can download it here. In addition to the full Safecast database, there are new map layers showing natural background (and subtractions) as well…

The GeoSense Map Platform

Along with Tony DeVincenzi, MIT Media Lab student Samuel Luescher developed the GeoSense mapping platform to help solve many of the problems we were having visualizing our data set. Samuel recently gave a short presentation about the platform that shows just how powerful it…

Safecast iOS App

We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the Safecast iOS app available in the App Store now. Last year we reached out to Nick Dolezal, creator of the most amazing GeigerBot, with some questions and ideas about his app. It didn’t take long…

Fukushima Prefecture adapts SAFECAST worldwide radiation map on official prefectural website

The Fukushima Government has created a world wide map of radiation measurements powered by SAFECAST radiation measurements. Good news is that we’re working hard to expand our worldwide radiation map with Singapore, Holland, Belgium, Norway and Chernobyl. As reported in the Fukushima Mimpo Shinbun,…

Major Map Update!

This update has been months in the making. Our visualization rock stars Samuel Luescher & Anthony DeVincenzi at the MIT Media Lab are primarily to thank for this, as well as Paul Campbell who has been diligently cranking away on our new database and…