*Crowd Sourcing Oil-affected Communities* Sara Ann Wylie and

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Crowd Sourcing Oil-affected Communities

Sara Ann Wylie and Chris Csikszentmihályi are developing web-based tools to help communities affected by the oil industry get informed and take meaningful action.

ExtrAct is a set of mapping and communications technologies for communities impacted by natural gas development. Landman Report Card (LRC) is a system for reporting on and tracking landmen, the
representatives of oil and gas companies that sign mineral and surface lease
deals.

The team is also developing News Positioning System, which uses geotagging of news to help small community groups generate
online archives of news about the extraction industry.

As fracking closes in on my wife's hometown, and as the fallout of the latest spill continues, these are timely and important projects.