Collaborative mapping
Collaborative mapping is the aggregation of web maps and user-generated content, from a group of individuals or entities, and can take several distinct forms. With the growth of technology for storing...
OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availabi...
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MapBox
Mapbox is one of the biggest providers of custom online maps for major websites such as Foursquare, Pinterest, Evernote, the Financial Times and Uber Technologies. Since 2010, it has rapidly expanded ...
Public participation GIS
Public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS) was born, as a term, in 1996 at the meetings of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). PPGIS is meant to bring...
Here (Nokia)
HERE (formerly NAVTEQ from 1986 to 2008 upon acquisition by Nokia, Ovi Maps from 2007 to 2011, and Nokia Maps from 2011 to 2012) is a Nokia business unit that brings together Nokia's mapping and locat...
CloudMade
CloudMade is a company which produces APIs, rendered maps, and geographic-related services. Unlike many other companies in the same field, CloudMade has focused on using Creative Commons-licensed Open...
Participatory GIS
As defined by the participants in the Mapping for Change International Conference (PGIS'05) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2005, Participatory GIS (PGIS) is an emergent practice in it...
OpenSeaMap
OpenSeaMap is a software project collecting freely usable nautical information and geospatial data to create a worldwide nautical chart. This chart is available on the OpenSeaMap website, and can als...
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SeeClickFix
SeeClickFix is a web tool that allows citizens to report non-emergency neighborhood issues, which are communicated to local government, as a form of community activism. It has an associated free mobi...
The National Map
The National Map is a collaborative effort of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and other federal, state, and local agencies to improve and deliver topographic information for the United Stat...
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Neogeography
Neogeography (literally "new geography") is the use of geographical techniques and tools for personal and community activities or by a non-expert group of users. Application domains of neogeography ar...
Tinder (app)
Tinder is a location-based social discovery application that facilitates communication between mutually interested users. The dating app allows users to chat with their matches.
Tinder was founded...
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TopoJSON
GeoJSON is an open standard format for encoding collections of simple geographical features along with their non-spatial attributes using JavaScript Object Notation. The features include points (there...
WikiMapia
WikiMapia or Wikimapia is an open-content collaborative mapping project that aims to mark and describe all geographical objects in the world. This mashup combines an interactive web map with a geograp...
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Volunteered geographic information
Volunteered geographic information (VGI) is the harnessing of tools to create, assemble, and disseminate geographic data provided voluntarily by individuals (Goodchild, 2007). Some examples of this p...
Party with a Local
Party with a Local is a geosocial networking application and social discovery platform for the iPhone. It is a free application with the aim of connecting travellers and locals that want to party.
Potlatch (software)
Potlatch is an editing tool for OpenStreetMap geodata using Adobe Flash. It is one of two editors embedded directly within the OpenStreetMap website.Potlatch 1 was released mid 2006 and was the ...
Potlatch (software) - Wikipedia
Mapping Bangladesh
Mapping Bangladesh (Bengali: ম্যাপিং বাংলাদেশ) is an online based community in Bangladesh constituted of mappers working to develop digital mapping system through contributions of citizen cartogra...
Mapping Bangladesh - Wikipedia
Geosocial networking
Geosocial networking is a type of social networking in which geographic services and capabilities such as geocoding and geotagging are used to enable additional social dynamics. User-submitted locati...
Geosocial networking - Wikipedia
MapHook
MapHook is a location-based journal and social networking application that is operated by MapHook Inc., a software applications development firm based in Dulles, Virginia.MapHook combines GPS and mapp...
The National Map Corps
The National Map Corps consists of volunteers who devote some of their time to provide cartographic information to the U.S. Geological Survey. The only requirements to participate are having access to...
Steve Coast
Steve Coast (born 20 December 1980) is a British entrepreneur and the founder of the OpenStreetMap community-based world mapping project and CloudMade, a geography-related company.
Coast grew up i...
Steve Coast - Wikipedia