Open source snow

I’m not sure if this quite counts as crowdsourcing, but the Met Office is inviting web users to contribute their observations of snow at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/observations/snowreport.html .  A cynic might suggest that it’s the Met Office’s job to tell us where snow is falling, not to ask us, but actually the combination of their consierable computing resources, and a cohort of amateur observers on the ground, could be very powerful.

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One Response to “Open source snow”

  1. Henning Lueke Says:

    Judging by the extend to which I have researched crowdsourcing, this is in fact a very good example of this movement. Met Office uses a crowd of passionate collaborators to create value that is normally created internally. I will look further into this…

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