Join Paul Baines (founder of the Great Lakes Commons Map) to see and hear how we can use maps, digital tools, and storytelling to shift into a new possibility for water stewardship. Open source technologies, collaborative practices, and a commons ethic are the connecting elements of this work and it's time for this project to be shared and shaped by more people - like you.
Hollaback! is a non-profit involved in the movement to end street based gender violence through mobile technology. By using mobile phone apps and crowd sourcing technology, hollaback provides a safe virtual space when folks can share their experiences of gender violence and have it plotted on an interactive map.
Street harassment is a culturally acceptable form of gender violence. Hollaback tracks the violence and gives a folks a forum to break the silence around street harassment while actively resisting it.
Wikimapia is a satellite navigation tool that combines Google Maps with a wiki. By zooming in or out on the map, a user can view and add notes to various points on the map describing people, places or events. Other media, such as images, can be added to the notes. For example, I could put a note next to the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, describing the building, it's history and notable political rallies held there on certain dates, also providing accompanying pictures and links to related external content. The tagline for Wikimapia is 'let's describe the whole world!'
Worldmapper is a collection of maps that are resized according to a particular subject. This provides a very starting visual method of appreciating the way that we use our resources, or emit pollution, or receive more or less income.