On October 13th, the Sharing Cities Network launched the Second Annual Global#MapJam to bring activists together in cities around the world to map grassroots sharing projects, cooperatives, community resources, and the commons where they live.
Mapping all of the shared resources in your city not only shows that another world is possible–it shows it’s already here! Asset maps are powerful organizing tools. They make community assets more visible, create a base for further community development, spark new collaborations, and illuminate openings for new projects to fill in the gaps. They also get a lot of web traffic! Depending on the size of your city, your map could easily get thousands of visits in just a few months after creating it.
Scheduled to correlate with New Economy Week, the Map Jam will launch on Indigenous People’s Day and continue for two weeks from Monday, October 13th – Sunday, the 27th.
Global #MapJam Day will take place on October 16th featuring a 24hr mapping ‘round the world across multiple continents and timezones.
Sign up now to host a #MapJam and you will be provided with a comprehensive Guide to Mapping, Webinar, Q&A/Support Calls and Promotional Materials to support the success of your local event.
Reposted from http://www.shareable.net/blog/mapjam-20-to-put-the-new-economy-on-the-map