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Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit |

Map of Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Projects

The Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit helps federal employees use crowdsourcing and citizen science in their work. It provides five basic process steps for planning, designing and carrying out a crowdsourcing or citizen science project. At each step, you’ll find a list of tips you can use to keep your project on track. In addition to the tips, you’ll find case studies with success stories and some of the challenges that project devs faced.

url: https://crowdsourcing-toolkit.sites.usa.gov/

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USGS iCoast – Did the Coast Change? | Science Features

costal map

iCoast allows citizen scientists to identify changes to the coast by comparing aerial photographs taken before and after storms.

Crowdsourced data from iCoast will help USGS improve predictive models of coastal change and educate the public about the vulnerability of coastal communities to extreme storms.

url: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/usgs-icoast-did-the-coast-change/

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