Geospatial Resources for Civil Society: GeoNode, MapStory and MapBox

Sharing open data can easily empower local communities in promoting change.

  1. http://geonode.org/ – GeoNode is a platform for the management and publication of geospatial data. It brings together mature and stable open-source software projects under a consistent and easy-to-use interface allowing users, with little training, to quickly and easily share data and create interactive maps. GeoNode provides a cost-effective and scalable tool for developing information management systems.”
  2. http://mapstory.org/ – MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history”
  3. http://mapbox.com/ – “MapBox is the easy way to add fast beautiful maps to your sites and apps. MapBox helps you find bars on foursquare, search for hotels on Hipmunk, and organize notes in Evernote. With their global, autoscaling infrastructure, and cross-device compatibility, integrating their maps into your apps is easy even if you have millions of users.”