I have been getting involved recently with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap initiative. It is a great group that collects data and information and puts it to use to help communities during a disaster and to prepare and recover as well. I sing thig groups praises.
Also, I recommend learning more about how to map on the OpenStreetMap software. It is fully community and local driven with people in those communities doing a lot of the coordination and collection. Keep in mind OpenStreetMap is a worldwide community. They have folks in so many countries around the world and projects from many places that really need the help.
I have been looking up databases with free and open source information. I came across this site for various kinds of public health professionals and wanted to share. It has a plethora of information and links that are very cool and valuable.
Wanted to get this out real quick. Something I found that is really useful, educational, and helpful on so many other levels.
It is a page that has 1000 GIS applications and uses. I have been going through this list and have found it facilitating. So cool this was done! I had no idea about some of this and the skill and knowledge transfer is limitless.
I had a few minutes this week and decided to take a social science leap of faith. I am starting to learn ArcGIS story Maps. Looks like a lot of fun and I can definitely use them for a variety of things both personally and professionally.