Mapping tools for public engagement
WikiMapping is growing via word of mouth!
As Peter Robie, a planner at Toole Design Group, said, “WikiMapping has been a large and indispensable piece of the project – it really took things in a direction that we couldn’t have gone otherwise.”
Our map team serves planners at consulting firms, government agencies, and non-profits.
We would be glad to provide references from any of our users because they generally set up more than one project.
You can evaluate a WikiMapping project at no cost.
Just login! If you’d like, our map team, led by Steve Spindler, can talk about your needs and personally guide you through setting up a project.
When you are ready to activate your project, the price is only $349.
This low price is intentional so that planners know what to budget in their proposals.
WikiMapping results can be downloaded as KMLs, shapefiles, and CSV data. Some projects simply email a comment to a designated group each time one is submitted.
Thanks for checking out WikiMapping!
Steve Spindler & John Zeng
We are at your service.
Some ways to use WikiMapping
Public input - Validated
Getting routes – As a planner, you not only need origin destination data, you may also need to know routes and barriers.
People add comments – With this survey, people can draw lines and add points on a custom base map.
People validate comments – People can view comments made by others, and they can add their own comments.
It’s like being at a public meeting and having people show you what they care about.
Public input - Closed Survey
Survey on a Map – A survey question pops up when a line or point is added to the map.
Private results – People can’t see comments from others.
Three kinds of surveys – Surveys are attached to the Welcome message, Line, and Point.
You have choices in how you set up a project. As part of a survey, people can even upload files.
Crowdsource Updates – Bike shops come and go, and it can be challenging to keep things updated. With WikiMapping, you can let them.
To make a change – A visitor can register with his or her email and add a new shop. Alternatively, he or she can comment on an existing shop.
How you benefit – As a project administrator, you become the content moderator, not just the provider. Get an optional alert email each time someone makes a change to the database.
Field research on your phone
Save Time in the field – Take photos with your mobile phone and upload them to the map. No app required.
Import tracks – If you want to track your route with an app such as MotionXGPS, you can then import the routes into your project.
How we use this – We take photos with our mobile devices and upload them from a desktop. Then we have data that we can refer to when making maps.