Community mapping projects are conducted using open source and smartphone-enabled mapping systems. Mapping a problem can help you better understand it, and our intuitive reports and visualizations will help you share the most important insights via social media, newsletters, and other channels.
- Urban tree cover in Buffalo’s University District was mapped to determine potential planting locations for approximately 1000 trees.
- Vacant and blighted buildings were mapped by the Bailey Avenue Business Association as part of Bailey Fights Blight, a project to revive a commercial corridor characterized by disinvestment and concentrated poverty.
- Sidewalk conditions are being surveyed by volunteers from the University Heights CoLab, who will use the findings to advocate for equitable infrastructure investments in a walkable Buffalo neighborhood.
Use a community mapping system to plan programs to address neighborhood problems, strategically allocate your limited resources, educate supporters, and generate data that doesn’t currently exist.