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= "There are Plenty of Alternatives. TransforMap makes them visible".




"TransforMap works towards an online platform to visualize the myriad of alternatives to the dominant economic thinking on a single mapping system. It will give everyone the opportunity to map the initiatives, communities, projects, worker-owned, self-managed, democratically organised companies and other institutions dedicated to meeting people's needs, serving the common good and/ or contributing to a sustainable way of life.

Maps generated out of the TransforMap dataset include visualisations of needs-based initiatives, green projects, and more."


"Today there is no single resource to easily identify and directly benefit from transformative social innovations, either in your neighborhood or globally. While a new economy based on horizontal collaboration for the common good is emerging with the mushrooming of practices like sharing, repairing, bartering, co-producing, co-using, commoning, and Transition initiatives, it is extremely hard to get an overview of this global transformation.

TransforMap is a collaborative answer to this challenge and its complexities. It aims to co-develop with users - common citizens as well as representatives of the different movements - the necessary tools and standards for free and open crowd mapping and aggregating all such initiatives in one mapping tool that can be navigated by neophytes. TransforMap is being developed by, and offers the opportunity to display, all initiatives that belong to communities of practice approved by the wider TransforMap community."