Session: Maptivism: Maps for Activism, Transparency and Engagement

How citizens worldwide use open intelligence for social change

It is estimated that as much as 80% of data contains geo-referenced information. Maps have a long history and since its early days maps have been used for many types of activism. Digital maps allow easy ways to present large amounts of data and reduce complexity. Activists around the world have found creative ways to use maps for advocacy. The session will showcase examples from around the world and highlight different approaches to maptivism.