Easy ranking for everybody, to keep the high quality on our maps and hide the less visionary entries.
Positive factors: How much of you projects-aspects are positive?
The core of our "Karte von morgen" is a rating system, called Positivefaktors, what decides if an entry is shown on the map or hidden. Positivfaktors are #tags that say for each entry what is good and bad. Every tag gets a value from -2 (very bad, never show on the map) up to +3 (absolutly visionary, allways show on the map). Every entry can have an endless amount of tags, but they are clustered in six categories, like ecology, humanrights, and economy... And in each category it does not matter how many tags you have, but how much of them have a positive rating.
Tool based on OSM
We could implement a little tool just for karte von morgen, but I think it makes sens to build a tool useful for many maps, based on the osm. Some of the tags (like #organic are allready used in the osm) exist there allready.
The world is not black and white
Our maps make those locations visible, that we think are worth to grow for the future. But these locations are as diverse as our group is. We will never finde a catalog of criterias which defines what Initiatives/Businesses will be shown and what will never be on the map. Even if we would have all the same opinion and write this catalog, real projects are too complicated to put into such a system. (i.e. just take TransforMap: are we commons? do we get paid? do we get fairly paid? Do we allways eat organic at our meetings... Everything is in a grey area.)
The real world is too complex, and that is why we dont need a catalog but a simple tagging-system, where free tags used by the user are saying what is good and what is bad for each entry. And these tags get a value, saying how much it applies to something. (i.e. if a store is 100% money free, it is just #moneyfree but if its a shop with one money-free-shelf it is partly #moneyfree... or 10 %...)
The following immages are visualisations for the KVM, but the backend for that, (what databasis, how we connect tags and how we compare tags to existing ones in the OSM ) is only a little bit discussed.
Attached you finde a few more details about that concept.
00_Positivfaktoren_Detailkonzeipt_KVM.pdf (693.4 KB)
160128_regionalpiloten_broschüre_A5_digital.pdf (136.3 KB)
We can develope a smart version with just the tags to start with : 500 € (allready partly funded)
But if we decide to use it, it should get the rating numbers for each tag, which will be another 500 € of working time.
I hope together wie can develope a ranking system that helps everybody on the street to choose the most human, ecological and solidarian option which is available.