TileMill 2.0 (aka Tilemapping)

Via Development Seed Inc

Goal

To build a suite of open-source tools that local media can use to make custom, embeddable hyper-local maps

To inspire residents to learn about local issues, TileMill (originally Tilemapping) will help local media create hyper-local, data-filled maps for their websites and blogs. Journalists will be able to tell more textured stories, while residents will be able to draw connections to their physical communities in new ways. The tools will be tested in Washington, D.C.

2010 Update: Ushahidi, a 2009 Knight News Challenge winner, used a prototype after the earthquake in Haiti to create maps used to crowdsource reports on places needing aid.

Project Team

Development Seed Inc