New in OpenPlans today: explore your collaborative map with our fresh map + table combination. Knowing what people say is important, knowing where they are saying it is even better.
With a new template, we’re helping collect feedback about favorable and unfavorable biking conditions.
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is doing a feasibility study for a new bike trail in northeastern Illinois. The study will identify potential routes, and after analysis recommend the appropriate type of bicycle facility. Check out the project at foxrivertrailconnections.org.
To inform the study, cyclists can use an OpenPlans map to provide four types of input – favorite destinations, desirable and undesirable bike routes, and difficult crossings. Our new bike trail plan template also includes questions about home municipality and other demographic info, to help the planners know who is engaging. As input comes in, the project team can explore all shared locations and comments via their dashboard. And like all OpenPlans maps, the site works great on desktop or mobile.
Hot on the heels of our new dashboard, we’re introducing a new table view. Find table view on your Plans page, via the Dashboard link.
Everything contributed on your map is here, making it easy to see what people are adding. You can see places and comments, in a searchable, sortable view. Want to moderate a comment or submitted place? Uncheck the visibility box to hide it. For more intensive data work, click to download your data for offline analysis.
With recent improvements to OpenPlans, we’ve made it easy to get a Shareabouts map up and running in minutes. Literally — check out this video to see how quickly you can get a street safety map.
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.