HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization. We work with schools and community based organizations to create planning and advocacy maps using our online tools: HabitatMap.org and AirCasting.org
HabitatMap Interactive Tools
Our online mapping and social networking platform, Hapitatmap.org is designed to maximize the impact of community voices on city planning and strengthen ties between organizations and activists working to build greener, greater cities. Utilizing our shared advocacy platform participants can:
- Alert the public to environmental health hazards
- Hold polluters accountable for their environmental impacts
- Highlight urban infrastructures that promote healthy living
- Identify future opportunities for sustainable urban development
- Promote policies that enhance equitable access to urban resources
AirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap.
Using the AirCasting Android app, AirCasters can record, map, and share:
- Sound levels recorded by their phone microphone;
- Temperature, humidity, carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) gas concentrations recorded by the Arduino-powered AirCasting Air Monitor;
- Heart rate, heart rate variability, R to R, breathing rate, activity level, peak acceleration and core temperature measurements recorded by the Zephyr BioHarness 3; and
- Heart rate measurements recorded by the Zephyr HxM.
Partner with HabitatMap
Are you affiliated with a non-profit, community-based organization, or school that would like to partner with HabitatMap to map your community? Are you a high school or college instructor interested in incorporating urban planning, environmental studies, and the Internet into your classroom? We conduct community mapping workshops, teach and develop curricula for high school and college students, and are more than happy to consult on mapping projects of your own design. If our services may be of interest please give us a call at 347.410.9499, or send us an email.