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= "MapJam is part of the Sharing Cities Network. They've taken the idea of a sharing economy and tried to maintain the diversity of what it means for local communities".

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From an interview of David Pecotic, interviewed by Berenice Chong:

"MapJam is part of the Sharing Cities Network. They've taken the idea of a sharing economy and tried to maintain the diversity of what it means for local communities. For them it's about encouraging shared assets and community assets, or creating a marketplace or a way to facilitate peer-to-peer connections.

The idea of the map is that you create the visibility (of these assets) and then it creates a marketplace. It creates a place where projects can be shared because people didn't know they existed before. Because it's an editable map, you can make connections with other cities. Without visibility, a lot of what's happening goes under the radar unless it involves billions of dollars of investment, and that's a place where the profile needs to be lifted. That's why I got involved with Map Jam. Plus it seemed like a fun thing to do." (http://asphalt000.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/interview-with-David-Pecotic.html)