When you use OpenPlans for a collaborative map, we make sure you know how many people are engaging and what they’re saying. Staying on top of your community input is very important, so we’re rolling out new features to keep you informed. From today, just look at your dashboard.
We just launched a new map template for OpenPlans: street safety. Based on the input categories used by NYCDOT for Vision Zero, this map helps you collect input on common street safety issues from people who know the streets best. Gather useful data, and engage communities as participants in guiding plans.
Our community input maps have helped thousands of people give input about the streets they know and use everyday. Now, we’re making those maps really easy to set up. With a few clicks, you can use OpenPlans to create a plan with one of our high-quality, proven map templates. Start collecting input on bike share locations, street safety, neighborhood issues, and Read more…
You’ve got plans (plural) and co-workers (plural). OpenPlans now helps you with both: create multiple plans and collaborate on them with others in your team!
You’ll see your new profile page right after signing in. Please let us know how these new features are working for you. We know this has been a common request from OpenPlans users, so we are excited for you to start using it.
Save a thousand words (or more)… OpenPlans now supports images in your plans
Since launching our refreshed editor interface for OpenPlans pages, we’re turning to some major improvements for larger organizations. If you’re using OpenPlans with others or in a city, these changes are for you. Stay tuned.
We’ve just launched some changes to streamline the creation and editing of projects.
You’ll see the changes as soon as you log in to your OpenPlans.org account. We hope you’ll find the new layout easier to navigate.
We’ve added some much-requested features: you can now preview your page at any time. You can also add multiple text sections. Your embedded Shareabouts map can be at the top of the page, above or below your timeline – it’s your call.
Using websites for direct engagement on planning projects can unlock local expertise and identify priorities.
We’re seeing some great project websites being created on OpenPlans.org. To help you create better pages, we’re sharing tips and tricks here on our blog. Drop us a line anytime with questions, or head over to our community pages to share ideas and projects with other OpenPlans users. In Part 1, I talked about shaping your project description – Read more…