There is a critical gap in the utilization of GIS software for community mapping, planning, and visioning in Detroit’s communities. Every library should have access to Detroit datasets and their computers should host free and open source software (FOSS), especially QGIS!
Recent data has demonstrated that 40% of Detroiters do not have access to the internet which makes online and digital map driven solutions suspect in the assessment of impact. The Detroit Digital Stewards and Detroit Digital Justice League are working to implement community-based internet access solutions.
#Maptime hopes to be able to build community knowledge and skills around GIS. Is your community group interested in hosting a mini-workshop? Fill out the form below!