Listing all atlases of maps

(Adrien Labaeye) #1

Let’s increase the visibility of the maps atlas we have documented in
This page will also serve to collect new entries for those who don’t want/can’t add it directly to the wiki.

Metamap to get the overview:


  • Shareable’s community maps. Those 72 maps focus on sharing and are the results of Shareable’s Map Jams, a global annual event encouraging local sharing activists to collaboratively map the sharing movement in their city. Maps are listed along regions.
  • The Atlas of Social Maps collected over 50 examples of maps in a google doc, with systematic background information about each map such as tools used, geographic coverage, map purpose. A good report about this atlas (with a nice vizualization) can be viewed here.
  • 30 maps to help local change-makers and community organisers” by the REconomy Project (UK focus) is a list of grassroots maps (urban harvesting, timebanking, landshare) as well other more top-down maps related to sustainability (sea-level rise, wind potential, temperatures rise, etc.).
  • The Berlin Atlas of the Mapping Public Intensities project displays 15 maps ranging from critical cartographies or alternatives spatial representations of Berlin.
  • Special mention: the Information Geographies atlas* of the Oxford Internet Institute does not focus on alternatives, but does a great job at displaying maps and deserves a special mention.


  • the SEMEOZ website* that make an inventory of all “constructive actions” and their maps. Maia Dereva, the person behind that website, has collected over 160 French-speaking maps as of February 2016. Each map has an online page with a keyword, a picture and a link. The website is colourful, easy to navigate and backed by an association dedicated (from its by-laws) to the common-good.
  • a page of “Le 4eme Singe”, a website focusing on alternative news, titled “Géographie des alternatives”*. It displays over 20 French-speaking maps from fablabs, the Colibris movement, co-working, solidarity agriculture, alternative education, heterotopias, etc.

You think somethings is missing? Flag it here! And even better also add it directly to the wiki checking the box ‘meta’ in the ‘resource type’ category. landing page
Community Report #2: 14 April 2016
(Jon Richter) #2

Therefore we are not only building an Atlas of Maps, but also an Atlas of Atlasses?

(Adrien Labaeye) #3

yes that’s the (running) joke… :wink: