Crowdsource Updates - Bike shops come and go, and it can be challenging to keep things updated. With WikiMapping, you can let them.
To make a change - A visitor can register with his or her email and add a new shop. Alternatively, he or she can comment on an existing shop.
How you benefit - As a project administrator, you become the content moderator, not just the provider. Get an optional alert email each time someone makes a change to the database.
Public input - Validated
Getting routes - As a planner, you not only need origin destination data, you may also need to know routes and barriers.
People add comments - With this survey, people can draw lines and add points on a custom base map.
People validate comments - People can view comments made by others, and they can add their own comments.
It's like being at a public meeting and having people show you what they care about.
Public input - Closed Survey
Survey on a Map - A survey question pops up when a line or point is added to the map.
Private results - People can't see comments from others.
Three kinds of surveys - Surveys are attached to the Welcome message, Line, and Point.
You have choices in how you set up a project. As part of a survey, people can even upload files.
Field research on your phone
Save Time in the field - Take photos with your mobile phone and upload them to the map. No app required.
Import tracks - If you want to track your route with an app such as MotionXGPS, you can then import the routes into your project.
How we use this - We take photos with our mobile devices and upload them from a desktop. Then we have data that we can refer to when making maps.
Custom turn-by-turn routing
Different from google or Mapquest - People can get your custom turn by turn directions to say anything you want. And they can print them out.
Add more precise directions - "Turn right onto the sidewalk to cross the bridge."
Give people a self-guided tour -Visitors can create directions between any two points on your custom route. This data can be made audible via an iOS or android app, which our Map Team can customize.
Tested - Cyclists used WikiMapping for navigating from Florida to Maine this summer.