LocalWiki projects are the opposite of today's bite-size, disposable web. They're informative, noncommercial, and built for the long term, by neighbors who simply love their communities.
Residents of Santa Cruz, California, are sharing and cataloging the local area's incredible natural beauty. Folks in the Triangle Region in North Carolina are preserving local history by about historic places.
With user editable maps, every page has a real sense of place. And every page contributes to a rich, interlinked local resource that gets better and better over time.
In San Francisco, residents can now more easily talk about supervisorial districts because they have mapped them all out using LocalWiki. In the Triangle Region, residents are mapping the local greenways and public parks.
In Oakland, civic hackers, social service organizations and community activists are collaboating on the OaklandWiki. "Triangle Wiki Day" brought out 50 people, including City Council members, to collaborate on TriangleWiki. In Tallahassee, folks held a series of "CampWiki" events throughout the summer.
With LocalWiki, the community has a shared project that everyone can participate in.
Want to learn more about LocalWiki? Check out the report on our first year.
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