Sumapp allows you to email a survey to participants, inviting them to complete a profile of - for example - their skills, needs and interests. It also allows people to specify who they connect with, and if appropriate who they might wish to connect with.
The survey remains live, so people can update at any time. In addition, Sumapp will display the evolving map to participants within the survey app. This makes it easy to restrict views of data to contributors.
Drew Mackie describes how we did this in an article about creating a map of London mappers and network builders.
That produced a map which could be could be:
The same process can be used for projects or organisations with a designated email address.
The data gathered by Sumapp is held in a spreadsheet, which then feeds the online Kumu map. This offers the possibility of using the dataset for other communication requirements, subject to user consent. This can be obtained through the survey.