#Map Jam brings communities together in cities around the world to connect the dots and map grassroots sharing projects, cooperatives, community resources, and the commons.
Mapping the shared resources in a city not only shows that another world is possible—it shows it’s already here! Maps of sharing resources are a powerful organizing tool. They are a great first step toward a sharing city because they make community assets more visible, create a base for further community development, support collaboration, and illuminate openings for new project ideas to fill in the gaps.
They also get a lot of traffic: Depending on the size of your city, your map could easily get thousands of visits in just a few months after creating it.
Any time is a great time to host a #MapJam in your community, but a few times a year we coordinate a two-week sprint supporting groups to map their local resources in cities around the world. The next global #MapJam will be held June 5-11, 2016 during Global Sharing Week.