tagging online maps for urban planning and design
March 18, 2009 2:20 PM Subscribe
How has your organization/neighborhood/town/city/region/etc... used interactive web-based map tagging sites (ie, Google Maps, ZeeMaps)?
posted by jk252b to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am exploring the potential uses of online mapping sites for the field of urban planning/design. Looking for specific links to maps that have been created to help gather data from residents during initiatives like neighborhood planning, park redesign, infrastructure repair, etc...
For example: a map to identify locations of potholes in Cambridge, MA.
Another example: A site to map bedbug infestations around the world
These are pretty basic examples. More like them would be good. Even better would be links to maps that are connected to more extensive community planning or development process where the goal is to make it easy for residents to geographically display information they know/gather in their own neighborhoods.
I'm sure there are millions of maps out there, but they're hard to find because this is all decentralized (ie, hosted on a bajillion different sites, rather than all listed through one main site).