OurMaps A Spatial Justice Toolkit for Grassroots Organizing


The Public Science Project conducts and supports participatory action research with a commitment to the significant knowledge people hold about their lives and experiences and a belief that those most intimately impacted by research should take...

Public Science Project

The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) is a community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques,...

Public Lab

Public Participation GIS is an electronic forum on the participatory use of geo-spatial information systems and technologies. Their online platform serves as a global avenue for discussing issues, sharing experiences and good practices...


The Spatial Information Design Lab is a think- and action-tank at Columbia University specializing in the visual display of spatial information about contemporary cities and events. The lab works with data about space -- numeric data combined...

Spatial Information Design Lab

The Civic Data Design Lab works with data to understand it for public good. They seek to develop alternative practices which can make the work we do with data and images richer, smarter, more relevant, and more responsive to the needs and...

Civic Data Design Lab

DataCenter unlocks the power of knowledge for social change. They support grassroots organizing for justice and sustainability through strategic mapping, research, training, and collaborations. DataCenter uses research to help move the knowledge...


Healthy City is an information + action resource that unites community voices, research and technology to solve the root causes of social inequity in California. Healthy City incorporates authorities in public policy, technology, and data...

Advancement Project (Healthy City Community Research Lab)

Code for America works to connect web professionals with civic organizations, in order to find new solutions and approaches for city governments. They operate through three main programs- their Fellowship Program connects developers and designers...

Code for America action, civic, coding, developers, government, network

iRevolution is Patrick Meier’s blog, one of the most renowned figures in the humanitarian technology sector. Patrick usually blogs about issues that involve using social media, crowdsourcing, data-mining and experimentation, and so forth. The...


Nijel is a not-for-profit organization that works to make data more accessible and get new insights by creating visualizations.


Open City is a group of volunteers that create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy. All of the projects are open source and free to use under the MIT license.

Open City Networks