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Map Jam - Share Exchange. Go to the Atlas. Philanthropy In/Sight. Search by location | Living map of jobs innovators - BETA. Whilst we’re a UK-wide organisation, we want this living map to capture innovations in creating jobs and tackling worklessness from all over: from a project taking place in one small town in rural Sussex to an innovation with truely global reach. To help you search examples by location we’ve categorised the jobs innovations in our living map according to the geographical scale they take place at (or plan to operate at). Search by location Click to see all examples that are situated at a city / regional level within the UK.

Click to see all examples that operate at the national level – covering England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, or the UK as a whole. Click to see all international examples – situated in cities, regions or countries outside of the UK, or operating globally. Like this: Like Loading... GoodMap | Connecting Nonprofit Resources & Opportunities. Map: ESOPs by Industry Group | A Visual Guide to Employee Ownership. Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That : The Salt. Hide captionFalling Fruit tells you where you can pick peaches and other foods free for the taking around the world. istockphoto.com Falling Fruit tells you where you can pick peaches and other foods free for the taking around the world. If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too. Avid foragers Caleb Philips and Ethan Welty launched an interactive map last month that identifies more than a half-million locations across the globe where fruits and veggies are free for the taking.

The project, dubbed "Falling Fruit," pinpoints all sorts of tasty trees in public parks, lining city streets and even hanging over fences from the U.K. to New Zealand. The map looks like a typical Google map. Hide captionA screenshot of the Falling Fruit interactive map Falling Fruit A screenshot of the Falling Fruit interactive map "I'm a data geek," Welty says. Falling Fruit. 30 maps to help local change-makers and community organisers.

Mapping a community’s needs and resources is one of the first things that many community groups do, when beginning their journey into local change-making. See also this post from the Transition Network that positions community mapping within the context of lots of other “ingredients” needed for community change-making (The term ‘ingredients’ is the Transition term for patterns in pattern language). Listed below are mainly UK maps and some global ones. There are maps that locate Timebanks, Cooperatives, community assets and community groups as well as local producers, growers or retailers, independent businesses of all kinds, organics, places for foraging and permaculture projects. There are also some great maps on regional soil types or wind speeds, cycle routes or typical farming, the potential for sea level rise and there’s even a bunch on local statistics maps with figures for things like economic trade and many more. My Farm Food See the changing faces of farming.

Landshare Big Barn. How to Map the New Economy in Your City. Mapping your community helps demonstrate that “Another World” is not only possible, it already exists. New economy projects are mostly unconnected, so each one struggles alone rather than supporting each other and even in small towns, people often don't know what's happening in their own backyards. Mapping also can become a community organizing tool - uncovering a reservoir of social assets even in the poorest neighborhoods, which can seed mutual aid and cooperative business ideas to fill in the gaps. USSEN has a list of communities that have done independent mapping projects, each using its own methodology, criteria, platform and map name. When thinking of entities to fill your map, consider if they incorporate any solidarity economy principles: solidarity, mutualism, cooperation, equity, social and environmental prioritization, democracy, pluralism, and grassroots driven.

Most groups will not meet all these criteria, but these principles leave something to aspire and work towards. Mapping & Economic Integration | The U.S. Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) Www.mappingforchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/mapping_toolkit_B.pdf. Www.mappingforchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/mapping_toolkit_A.pdf. Publications & Toolkits @ Mapping for Change. Ellul, C., Haklay, M., Francis, L. & Rhametulla, H. (2009) A Mechanism to Create Community Maps for Non-Technical Users. Paper prepared for the International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Web Services. PDF Ellul, C., Rhametulla, H.

& Haklay, M. (2009) Beyond the Internet – Increasing Participation in Community Events by Text Messaging. Paper prepared for the Urban Data Management Symposium. Ellul, C., Haklay, M. & Francis, L. (2008). Ellul, C., Francis, L. and Haklay, M., (2011), A Flexible Database-Centric Platform for Citizen Science Data Capture, Computing for Citizen Science Workshop, in Proceedings of the 2011 Seventh IEEE International Conference on eScience (eScience 2011) Haklay, M. (2011) ‘Using Geographic information to improve service delivery and analyse impact’ workshop, Substance Conference Haklay, M., Francis, L., Rahemtulla, H., Ellul, C., 2010, Mapping for Change, GIS Development February issue, 34-37 Haklay, M.,(2012).

Haklay, M, Francis, L. Why Use it? Community mapping provides equitable development practitioners with accurate and unique information, effective visual tools, and the ability to understand and share their own experience in the context of their changing environment. Community mapping is powerful because of its capacity to democratize information-both what is recorded and who has access to it. When presented well, maps have the power to convey complicated information and relationships in a straightforward, accessible manner, enabling non-experts to participate meaningfully in community planning and advocacy. Seeing the Connections By looking at the map we created, people hot a sense why certain areas weer targeted to build housing, playgrounds, community gardens.

They could see both the big picture and after school programs for their kids This section contains over 20 examples of successful mapping projects, most with sample maps, to illustrate how communities use mapping to support equitable development. In St. In St. Tools4tech - Drawing, Charting, and Mapping Tools. Commons Maps | CommonSpark. Cartographers of the Commons. How far we’ve come in ten years! In 2004 a number of us at the Tomales Bay Institute – the predecessor to On the Commons – tried to get a number of small communities to conduct what we called “local commons surveys.”

The idea was to encourage people to make their own inventory of the many overlooked commons that touch their everyday lives, and especially those that are threatened by enclosure. By making commons more visible, we reasoned, people might begin to organize to defend them. It was a great idea, but only one or two communities actually got it together to survey their local commons. A valiant experiment with modest results. Now we are the midst of a veritable explosion of commons mapping projects. The MapJam took place this month in over fifty cities in the US, Europe, Australia and Arab nations.

Many of the new cartographers of the commons are overlaying specific sharing projects and commons on top of Google Maps. Social Compact. CityDNA Data Mapping Tool Advances in web technologies and user interface design have provided Social Compact with the opportunity to dramatically increase the value and reach of their research by placing it more directly in front of a contingency of stakeholders with diverse needs. Social Compact is developing one of the most innovative web-based GIS and information platforms in the country, CityDNA. By providing intuitive and easily accessible analytical and visualization tools based on accurate and timely data, Social Compact can break down information barriers to facilitate coordinated and effective decision making among investors, government and communities.

With CityDNA Data Mapping Tool you can: ü Synthesize multidisciplinary information into meaningful data to be used by investors for evidence-based decision making. ü Use this interactive web-based software to determine how to best invest in profitable, underserved communities Track the trade area Accurate population data. Socilyzer. Social network analysis software. Social network analysis software (SNA software) is software which facilitates quantitative or qualitative analysis of social networks, by describing features of a network either through numerical or visual representation. Overview[edit] Some SNA software can perform predictive analysis.[5] This includes using network phenomena such as a tie to predict individual level outcomes (often called peer influence or contagion modeling), using individual-level phenomena to predict network outcomes such as the formation of a tie/edge (often called homophily models[6]) or particular type of triad, or using network phenomena to predict other network phenomena, such as using a triad formation at time 0 to predict tie formation at time 1.

Network analysis software generally consists of either packages based on graphical user interfaces (GUIs), or packages built for scripting/programming languages. GUI packages are easier to learn, while scripting tools are more powerful and extensible. See also[edit] A great free Social Network Analysis Tool. Social Media Mapping: Tools for a Social Audit. Free to use, simple social network mapping software? - socialnetwork graphing sociology.

Looking for a simple, free (for commercial use) social network mapping / graphing tool I have an immediate need to do some online community relationship mapping. It's not something that I'm likely to need to do frequently, and I don't need any significant degree of complexity or customisation, so I don't particularly want to pay for a software application like InFlow that emphasises added-value aspects. Basically, I want to map the relationships between less than 100 blogs, using a simple binary cross reference based on the blogroll / recommended sites. I'd like to output a visual map that can be cosmetically tweaked (font, colours and group positioning) and exported as a jpeg or similar to be pasted into a larger report. Obviously I've done enough research to know what sorts of academic pages / industry resources about these sorts of tools are available, but I'd like to get it right first try as I don't have much time for trial and error with this project.

Cheers! Fieldstone Alliance: Tools You Can Use e-newsletter. ResourceThe Community Leadership Handbook ContentsThe Power of a Social Capital MapMapping Your Social Capital About this tool Option A: Individual exercise Option B: Group exerciseConclusionWhere to Learn More From Becky Andrews, Marketing Manager, Fieldstone Alliance AFTER EXPLORING all possible options for reducing expenses and increasing revenues, many nonprofits are stymied—how can they survive this downturn? Every nonprofit has another valuable resource that they can tap—social capital. Social capital has been described as the resources available to people based on the networks their relationships give them access to.1 Just as a skilled plumber knows how the water is piped throughout the house, a skilled nonprofit or community leader knows how social capital flows through their networks or community. But, before you can develop strategies for mining your social capital, you need a clear picture of your organization's connections and networks.

Mapping Your Social Capital Step 1. 1 P. What Is a Social Map? Www.transformational-development.org/ministry/transdev2.nsf/SocialMapping.pdf. My Social Map and Tips for Creating Yours. A while back Loic Le Meur wrote a post discussing how his social map is decentralized. He also urged others to create their own social maps. Several folks have since created them using wildly different visual ways to interpret and display them using a variety of tools. Loic used pen and paper for his original versionStowe Boyd created what he calls a social mapplication using a timeline modelBen Ullman has created a map with color coding to show frequency & depthBrian Solis mapped where he creates, discovers, collaborates and socializesChristopher Herot illustrated the complexity of connections among the services he uses Loic has also setup a site for sharing social maps at socialgraphcentral.wordpress.com.

So I found this to be very interesting and decided to create my own soicial map. I also thought it would be helpful to proivde some tips for others who wanted to do the same. The first decision to make was which tool I would use. I did however have some specific requirements: Social Map. In order to make use of the social mapping system you need to install the Google Earth browser plugin. You also need to ensure that your computer and internet connection meets the minimum requirements. If you see a map on the right hand side of the screen, that means that the Google Earth plugin is installed. If you don't have the plugin installed, then you will see instructions on the right hand side on how to install the plugin.

Once the plugin has been installed you can enter the social mapping system . By making use of the services offered you acknowledge that you have read and you understand the social mapping disclaimer . We recommend that you also download and read the full social mapping manual . If you wish to make reports using the social mapping thematic maps we recommend you download the Cropper tool , Cropper makes it very easy to capture only certain areas of your screen. The social mapping system offers numerous access levels with differing amounts and densities of data. Online Maps: 50+ Tools and Resources. Mapping is a huge and growing sector, from social maps for sharing with friends, to mashing up Google Maps in every possible way. Trawling through all the mapping sites out there, we've compiled a list of the most interesting online mapping tools that some are referring to as "Maps 2.0".

Click2Map.com - Create custom Google Maps, manage your markers, publish and share your creations. ClustrMaps.com - Get a visual representation of all the visitors to your website. Geotag it - Add geo tags to Flickr and Del.icio.us posts and see where other links and photos come from. MapBuilder.net - Uses Google Maps to help you build a custom tagged map you can add to your own website. Mapicurious.com - Mark vacation spots, restaurants, bars, just about any place you would recommend. Mappr.com - Another site allowing you to geo tag your Flickr photos to allow people to see them on a map. Maptales.com - Tales of trips and more sorted on to a Google Map. Traffic.com - Check out traffic for your area on a map. Resource Map. Organizations need to track resources such as facilities, people’s capacity, stock levels, etc and share this information, and visualize it geo-spatially. Unfortunately, high-end GIS services are expensive and hard to use, lack inclusive collaboration features, and are not designed around the needs of mobile workers.

Resource Map is a free, open-source tool that helps you make better decisions by giving you better insight into the location and distribution of your resources. With Resource Map, you and your team can collaboratively record, track, and analyze resources at a glance using a live map. Resource Map works with any computer or cell phone with text messaging capability, putting up-to-the-minute alerts and powerful resource management always within reach, wherever you go. Getting started with Resource Map is simple. Just enter resource allocation data manually or upload an existing spreadsheet containing the data. Tracking Emergency Medical Supplies and Personnel. Www.fris.org/Resources/PDFs-ToolKitDisabilities/Section-A/A4. Creating a Community Resource List.pdf.

Publication of the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Services : Resource Mapping - Transition Solutions.