Maptionnaire increases its presence in North America

Community engagement is a growing trend in the USA and Canada. One clear indicator is the increasing number of cities, consultancies, and universities that we are discussing with about their public outreach and data collection needs.

Following the interest, Maptionnaire has established a subsidiary in North America to serve the community in this part of the globe better. This establishment does not bring any changes for existing Maptionnaire customers; we are increasing the opportunities to connect locally.

Maptionnaire’s presence in the region is from now on mainly handled by MIG Inc., a local consultancy that has actively used Maptionnaire in their projects since 2013. Maptionnaire’s NA sales representative is Ryan Mottau who is a planner and public engagement practitioner with particular interest in online engagement. Ryan is a tech-savvy Maptionnaire user and experienced in working with a variety of themes ranging from parks and recreation to downtown streetscapes, making him a great source of information for anyone interested in applying Maptionnaire for their projects.

Ryan especially enjoys making use of the Maptionnaire features that have to do with creating a more visual experience for the respondents. He likes customizing background maps, incorporating imagery in the answer choices, and adding branding to support the recognizability of the outreach campaigns.

Our COO Anna is also currently based in the San Francisco Bay area to support the growth in the North American market. She is available for short meetings or more extended conversations on using Maptionnaire and our thoughts on effective community engagement.

We welcome everyone based in the USA and Canada who are interested in taking their community engagement projects to the next level to shoot an email to Ryan or Anna. You can also always use our online form to get in touch with us.

A great upcoming opportunity to catch up with Anna is at APA’s National Planning Conference in San Francisco in April. If you’re joining, do not hesitate to schedule a meeting with Anna!

Contact information

Anna Broberg

Email: anna@maptionnaire.com

Tel. +1 650 709 7286

Ryan Mottau

Email: ryan@maptionnaire.com

Tel. +1 503.297.1005

The Valley Link rail corridor development was supported by a visual survey. In the survey they used a customized background map that replicates a conceptual map of the commuter rail network.

The Valley Link rail corridor development was supported by a visual survey. In the survey they used a customized background map that replicates a conceptual map of the commuter rail network.

A snapshot of a Maptionnaire survey done by the city of Santa Monica. The clever use of images in a survey sparks interest in the project and supports branding.

A snapshot of a Maptionnaire survey done by the city of Santa Monica. The clever use of images in a survey sparks interest in the project and supports branding.