Do you need to estimate a crowd size at a large outdoor event such as a protest, parade, concert or other ticketless event? Then MapChecking.com is the tool for you. Developer Anthony Catel built this “mashup” tool with Google Maps that lets you designate an area on a map, estimate how many people fit per square meter and get a crowd estimate for that designated space. It’s great for fact-checking crowd estimates from the police or event organizers, who almost always inflate the numbers.
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