Josh Knauer Tapped to Give Keynote Address at Pennsylvania GIS Conference

Josh Knauer, CEO of Rhiza Labs, will deliver the keynote address to attending GIS professionals, scholars, nonprofit and government staff at the 2009 Pennsylvania GIS Conference on May 19. His presentation will use the Information Commons to explain how social entrepreneurship in the geospatial community can stimulate new and useful thinking about data sharing. The conference, an outreach service of…

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Going to Transparency Camp in DC this weekend„ Look Rhiza up

This weekend, the Rhiza team will be joining “a trans-partisan tribe of open government advocates from all walks” at Transparency Camp, an un-conference at George Washington University for sharing “knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent and meaningfully accessible to the public.” We’re hoping to raise awareness of how sharing public data in the Information…

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Rhiza Presentation at the URISA National Conference: The Future of Participatory GIS

Josh Knauer, CEO of Rhiza Labs, was invited as a featured speaker at the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 2008 Annual Conference in New Orleans. The topic of the day at the conference was “Creating Collaborative Communities of Practice: Assessing the Impacts of Public Participation Work” and Josh presented Rhiza’s work with the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) using…

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Rhiza Labs Launches Insight at Where 2.0

Rhiza Labs Launches Community Insight at Where 2.0, Bringing Online Collaborative GIS Tools to the Public Sector BURLINGAME, CALIF. and PITTSBURGH, PA. — Rhiza Labs launches Community Insight, a web-based platform for mapping and analyzing multiple datasets that are shared by users with a common interest. Rated as one of the best of the dozen apps previewed on May 12th…

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Video: Databasin.org Showcased at Google Tech Talk, April 15, Mountain View, CA

On April 15, 2008 Rhiza Labs CEO Josh Knauer and CTO Mike Higgins along with conservation scientist Tosha Comendant presented an overview of the Databasin.org project and shared their insights on the challenges of how to create incentives for people to share public GIS data.

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Rhiza Labs & Information Commons, April 16, 2008 at the Rockridge Institute, Berkeley, CA

Josh Knauer has been invited by the Rockridge Institute to discuss the need for open access to public data and providing the tools/means to make that happen through the Information Commons. Josh will also spend a bit of time discussing the emerging trend of privatization of public information and explore ways to stop it. Wed, April 16, 2008 from 5:30…

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Tides Center Talk: Emerging Technologies in Community Information Sharing, April 17, San Francisco, CA

If data exists and is being collected, then why isn’t my community using it„ Lack of data sharing is a common problem across communities, and is preventing effective communication and growth. This talk will discuss case studies of how cutting edge technology is being used by non-profits from the social services sector to the conservation science field to improve service…

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