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Map Kibera Project: Community-Generated Map of Nairobi's Largest Slum

Picture of Kibera from Wikipedia, CC3.0The Map Kibera project is an awesome example of community-powered mapping succeeding in a situation where commercial mapping providers would never venture: Kibera, the largest slum of Nairobi, Kenya with a population estimated at near a million.  The project will train local residents to create community maps - using OpenStreetMap tools and techniques - and encourage the use of community-generated maps in relief and development efforts.

Crowd-sourced water quality map

WaterGoodness is a new site allowing users to share and find water quality reports across the United States.  The site combines water quality and pollution data from a variety of government sources with visitor reports of their local water quality.

GreenSpaceMap displays nearby environmental features

By searching the US Environmental Protection Agency's database, GreenSpaceMap offers visitors the ability to locate environmental threats in their neighborhood or region.  Locations like Superfund sites and brownfields are visible once you type in a starting address.  This is also an entry in the Sunlight Labs Apps for America contest.

ESRI's Health and Human Services GIS

A good overlook and view of what and how GIS is used in GIS. There are case studies and a helpful newsletter linked to this site.

Map Channels, free mapping tools

"Map Channels is a service that lets you embed a custom map into your website or blog without the need for coding."