There are Plenty of Alternatives: We will put them on a Single Map
In recent years, many initiatives all over the world have started mapping alternatives to the mainstream economic system, each using their own technical tools and tagging system. Can you imagine there being one map that is compatible with all maps of socio- ecological innovation and economic alternatives? The Transformap project was born to develop exactly this: a free, decentralized map that shows the variety of initiatives that exist today.
Tranformap is a network of about 50 individuals and organizations – from civil society, science and social business in Germany and Austria, including OuiShare – that invites you to contribute to an exciting new interoperative system for mapping economic alternatives based on Open Street Map. This call marks the new phase for making alternatives more visibile and accessible. In the beginning of March 2014, when this network first came together in Munich, it has been pooling participatory and process-oriented methods and tools and is now ready to go public and international.
Transformap is interconnected with existing nodes and networks in the field. We co-create this global map with OpenStreetMap community, networks from the degrowth movement, the Solidarity Economy, the Urban Gardeners, the collaborative economy movement, Commoners, Open-Source movementes and many others. Please, join in!”
Our vision: initiatives and individuals that are building a new economicparadigm will be able to visually showcase their activities on a single, readily understood map. These initiatives include projects related to Commons, Solidarity Economy, The Economy for the Common Good, Transition Towns, Makers, Fabbers, DIY + DIT, Sharing and Collaborative Consumption, P2P nodes plus many, many more.
- The website tranformap.co
- Join the mapping mailing list: http://list.allmende.io/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/maps
- Contact: OuiShare Connector leading this project is Josef Kreitmayer. Get in touch with him if you would like to get involved!