The EcoCitizen World Map Project provides tools and data for sustainable development at the urban level and tests a replicable methodology to link community crowd-sourced data and information to national, regional and global data sets. The Project demonstrates the efficacy of crowd-sourced data at the urban scale and provides tools and training to citizens, public officials and others who want to ensure a more sustainable and equitable urban environment through more informed decision-making.
Mobile mapping technology is used in combination with open-source tools for environmental exploration and investigation to assess, measure, and plan for increasing the health and resilience of urban systems and neighborhoods, to chart the progress of social and environmental sustainability and to identify barriers to improving quality of life.
Project training provides hands-on experience with spatial data
collection using smart phones and tablets as well as low cost open
source tools for civic science in order to increase public participation
and data legibility around the collection of high quality,
environmentally and socially relevant data. Citizen reports are layered
over authoritative data for visualization and analysis through an online
map portal to provide decision-makers at every level with additional
insights and bottom-up motivation for more sustainable living, planning
and urban design. Learn More