SAFECAST fundraiser in Tokyo, Nov. 4, 2014

Come spend an evening with SAFECAST! As many who have been following Safecast know, our funding has come primarily from crowdfunding efforts like Kickstarter and GlobalGiving, and occasional grants from philanthropies such as the Knight Foundation. This is in addition, of course, to the…

Drive of the Month: Safecasting Daiichi again (and again…)

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Above: The Safecast Mac OSX app app map zoomed into the Fukushima Daiichi area after the most recent upload of data from inside the plant boundaries. The OSX and iOS maps allow the color scale to be adjusted to more easily differentiate either very…

Safecast OS X App Now Available

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Mac OS X users are in for a treat with the release of our native desktop client. Available now in the app store. Hand built with with love by Safecaster Nick Dolezal, the official Safecast app brings our extensive dataset (over 21 million datapoints!)…

Safecast Code

We’ve been thinking about what describes the Safecast project as a whole, and came up with a list of 10 things that we try to incorporate into all of our efforts. This is something like our code of conduct, what are we doing, what…

20 million!

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A few days ago, Safecast reached another milestone: 20 million data points! If you look at the  graph above, you’ll see that, starting from zero, it took us 7 months to collect the first million data points. Our first GPS-tagged data collection efforts in…

Upload of the Month

This is the upload as it appears in the API link below.

Above: This is the upload as it appears in the SAFECAST API. Every now and then we get a data submission which strikes us as particularly interesting for one reason or another, and we’d like to start highlighting them. So here’s our first “Upload…

Safecasting DC

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Made possible by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation, earlier this week we were invited by the NRDC and International Medcom to come to Washington, DC and show a group of people how to build our bGeigie’s and talk a little bit about the…

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….

Fukushima: The Next Three Years Symposium

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Above: Everything looked great on the huge screen, including Joi Ito Skyping in from MIT to say hello. The “FUKUSHIMA: THE NEXT THREE YEARS” symposium SAFECAST organized in commemoration of the third anniversary of the start of the Fukushima disaster was held at the…

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…

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