Uruguay: Carlos Lopez, Director, Technological Laboratory of Geographic Information, Uruguay, has initiated a national mapping project which takes citizens’ help to update the maps. People can access the map of the country through their cell phones or computers and can help in updating.
Lopez”s proposal will be implemented in 2013. Flight surveys will be conducted across the country to create a map database. This database will be available on the Internet for everyone. People can contribute information to this mapping data. For example, if someone observes that the database doesn’t include a path that was created recently, one can update that data. The information given by the citizens will be monitored by specialists, said Col. Cesar Rodriguez, Director, Military Geographic Service.
Rodriguez further said that the organisation will save time and money through this crowdsourcing map updating strategy.