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 Mapping and development of networks underpins a lot of our current work on localities as social ecosystems. Mapping and development of networks underpins a lot of our current work on localities as social ecosystems.
  
-**Latest**: we are [discussing mapping ​here](https://www.networkedcity.online/t/how-mapping-visionaries-for-responsible-tech-could-help-develop-a-people-centred-approach-to-smarter-london/148on the Networked City forum. The forum is only in betawith few people, ​but let me know if you would like to join in [[david@socialreporter.com]]+We are working on two fronts: 
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 +Local mapping to help connect people and organisations in neighbourhoods and boroughs 
 +Mapping of pan-London networks - [update ​here](http://​networkedcity.blog/2019/07/​23/​networked-city-in-practice-maps-apps-games-and-a-model-for-commons-2/) 
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 +In each instance we are working with both geographic maps and network maps. [[networks:​netmaps|Here'​s how we are building network maps]]. 
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 +## Connecting local communities 
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 +In local communities maps and online systems may help residents and others find out more about what's happening in the area, share ideas and information,​ and collaborate on improvements. For example, we are currently developing a pilot system in Thames Ward, Barking, using maps and online systems ​to complement existing communications and meetings. It will be designed and run by residents, with support from the Thames Ward Community Project. ​ When fully developed, the system could be used to address issues like: 
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 +* What facilities are there in the area, and what's missing 
 +* What's happening in the area 
 +* What concerns do people have, and how might we tackle them 
 +* Who is interested in what and how can we get together 
 +* How can we increase the profile of groups or organisations 
 +* How can we engage people'​s interest in community action 
 +* How can we support people in using new ways to connect 
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 +The system won't aim to replace existing communications,​ like WhatsApp and Facebook groups. It will gather and organise information about the area, and add more methods for connecting, where needed. ​ We will develop live demonstrations on three fronts: 
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 +* Maps showing what's happening, who's who, and how to improve connections 
 +* A dashboard of information about the area 
 +* Additional tools and methods for connecting 
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 +### Creating geographic maps 
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 +Drew Mackie and David Wilcox are working with Barbara Brayshay to build on the work of JustMap in creating geographic maps. For example, here's an online map of the StARTNetwork in Tottenham. It shows groups, organisations and facilities, with popup information. [View it online here](https://​justmap.carto.com/​builder/​22b2a6a2-12a2-42a6-9910-d0e93a476eea/embed)
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 +{{networks:​geomap.jpg}} 
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 +### Creating affinity maps 
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 +We can also show how groups may cluster around particular interests 
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 +{{networks:​affinity.png}} 
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 +### Creating network maps 
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 +Network maps can be developed to show who's who, and who connects with who. The map below shows people in London interested in mapping. Drew Mackie ​is also working with Superhighways on a map of community and voluntary organisations ​in Kingston. 
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 +Network maps can be used to explore collaborations between organisations and individuals working in a particular area or on a project or programme. These maps are not just visualisations - they can be analysed to show clusters of sharing and collaborationsearched to show needs and the availability of skills and resources.  
 +{{networks:​netcity.jpg}} 
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 +*‘Networked City’ map of collaborations across people and organisations engaged in mapping in London and beyond.* 
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 +We are working on system where people ​and organisations who wish to feature on the maps control the input and updating of information.  
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 +* [More here on creating network maps](https://​networkedcity.london/​networks/​netmaps).  
 +* [Living Maps review features article by Drew and David on maps](http://​livingmaps.review/​journal/​index.php/​LMR/​article/​view/​110/​157) 
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 +## Supporting London networks 
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 +In July 2017 we worked with a group of pan-London networks to start developing a map showing existing connectionsand potential for collaboration. We contributed extensively ​to the advisory groups for the new London resource centre - London Plus. These contributions helped formulate the job description for a Networks Partner staff post. 
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 +[Joining up dots to show #​OurWayAhead](http://​www.connectinglondoners.blog/​2017/​joining-up-the-dots-to-show-ourwayahead) 
 +[The Hub for London - London Plus](https://​www.networkedcity.london/​hub/​hubindex) 
 +* [Drew Mackie has documented 10 questions to ask a network map](https://​docs.google.com/​document/​d/​14yMBZo6TWnZI5HGhvvjZSKEmXLP2QHi1KPqFWMbo0ls/​edit#​heading=h.ba90dfo7nu50) 
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 +###​ Update 
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 +We are starting work on a two-year programme funded by Big Lottery with four London networks: [[equalities/​news1|details here]].
  
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