Maptivism

Have you ever admired any of the maps or location-based applications that activists are using in their campaigns or media creations? Mapping (whether it’s conflict, specific crimes, police brutality, political hotspots, prison locations, etc.) can add a real depth and a fun multimedia component to your activist campaigns. Check out this resource for dozens of cool mapping examples around the world, and some great suggestions for tools to design your own.

 

Here are some of the unique “mapped” examples you’ll find in this piece:

 

-instances of destruction in Darfur

-online censorship worldwide

-Brazilian slums

-pollution in China

-election and voting patterns in various countries

-anti-trafficking efforts

-oil spills

-flooding

 

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