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MAPPA - a collaborative tool for mapping the city.

Free
iPhone / iPad
Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Education
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With this GPS based app you can take part in the cultural mapping of your city.

Cultural mapping is about observing, describing and sharing our individual and joint understandings of our urban worlds.

MAPPA offers ways ‘to write and read the city’ through making and processing collaborative entries on a GPS map.

Each entry has a text and a photo linked to a specific place.

Tags are also included.

Browse the entries and see how the city has been observed and described.

You can try the app out with a specific group, with friends or fellow students.
Or create your own facebook group and add it as a session in the app. Then invite people to this group to map a special interest or activity. They need to log in via Facebook and select a related group.
You might like to use MAPPA to help your community think about and tell stories together.

The app was developed by Faster Imaging and EngageLab for the YOUrban project on social media, design and the city.