Maptionnaire valittiin voittajaksi kasvuyrityksille suunnatussa Kasvu Open -ohjelman Smart City -sarjassa. Tuomaristo arvosti erityisesti Maptionnairen innovativiista tuotetta ja substanssiosaamista kaupunkisuunnittelussa, vahvaa kasvua sekä lukuisia suomalaisia ja kansainvälisiä referenssejä.
Meillä on iloisia uutisia kaikille kaupungeille! Olemme julkistaneet uuden Maptionnaire-palvelun, joka kulkee nimellä kaavapalautejärjestelmä (engl. Planning Feedback System). Se on lisäpalvelu, joka suoraviivaistaa kaavoitukseen liittyvän palautteen keräämistä, tallentamista ja hallintaa kaupunkisuunnitteluhankkeissa.
We are always busy enhancing the Maptionnaire experience based on our community's feedback. The most recent developments are featured on this blog post. We hope they will make your work with Maptionnaire and the public participation process easier. More things are coming later this year – make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to hear about them first!
The ISPM 2019 is the world's number one meeting place for scholars, planners, and practitioners working with participatory mapping (PPGIS) and related methods. This year’s conference edition aims to highlight the potential of participatory mapping in enhancing and supporting the dialog between research and urban planning practice. The conference is held in Espoo in the Helsinki Capital Region between June 16-19, 2019.
We are excited to announce the launch of the Planning Feedback System, a new Maptionnaire add-on service that streamlines the process and tasks of gathering, transcribing, and storing of resident input in urban planning projects. The service is specially designed to facilitate urban planning processes as a digital participation reporting tool.
The city of Helsinki wanted to create a new kind of process that would bring different stakeholders and park users closer together. We were included in the process as online engagement consultants, which provided us a chance to learn how the strong inclusion of residents can shape the planning of a national urban park.
The enthusiasm students from all over the world express when they discover Maptionnaire and apply it to their projects brings a lot of joy to us working with Maptionnaire. Although we’ve continuously connected with students interested in PPGIS and learned a lot from their projects, the interaction has been rather informal. Now we are turning a new page. We’ve launched the Maptionnaire Student Ambassador program with the objective of providing a more sustainable channel for interacting with the PPGIS student community and connecting them with the experts in the field.
What is the Maptionnaire Student Ambassador program?
The Maptionnaire Ambassador program is an exclusive opportunity for university students to have access to professional development in the field of Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) and network with experts. Each attendee will have the chance to learn about experiences and best practices in PPGIS, and, ultimately, apply their knowledge and skills to benefit their own communities. The Ambassador Program is our initiative to bring together like-minded students to collaborate in solving societal challenges with the help of participatory mapping.
How does it work?
The program is a platform for sharing knowledge and developing professionally in the fields of public participation, GIS Science, and urban planning. The program will consist of three main elements: working online, sharing knowledge locally, and working together in Helsinki. The Ambassadors will be engaged with periodical online webinars supported by an external network of experts, organizing small-scale events at their university, and be invited to a workshop and global PPGIS conference in Helsinki. In addition and if applicable, all Ambassadors will have the opportunity to use Maptionnaire in their own research or similar participatory mapping project.
The program will begin in January 2019 with 12 master’s and PhD students from 12 European universities.
The benefits of joining the program:
Exclusive lectures and support by PPGIS experts
Access to a network of professionals and students
Invitation to a workshop held in Helsinki (more information on this later) and to attend the largest PPGIS conference in the world in June 2019 in Helsinki
The opportunity to use Maptionnaire for own projects, e.g. thesis research
The possibility to start an internship with Maptionnaire at the end of the program
What is expected from the Ambassadors?
Participation in regular online meetups / training sessions
Willingness to reach out to fellow students and members of the faculty for sharing knowledge about PPGIS and Maptionnaire
Organizing workshops or other events to facilitate the knowledge-sharing
Writing a blog post or creating a video to reflect on the activities
Periodical communication with the Ambassador program coordinator
If you have any questions regarding the program or are interested in joining, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Maptionnaire team