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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.

HOWTO: Quick and Dirty Google Maps

The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) has long since been a hero to me: the dedication, the participatory politics and the clear and open campaigns that are respectfully fought. It seems only fitting to use their fabulous community resource map - created in conjunction with the Open Youth Network - as an example for this article. First, take a look at what it has going for itself:

TechSoup: "Mashups - An Easy, Free Way to Create Custom Web Apps"

In-depth introduction to the concept of mashup applications with a focus on nonprofit and activism applications.