Maptime Detroit


“Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.”


To democratize map making: to help everyone learn how to make maps and become literate map readers. We believe that maps are best understood through hands-on experience in making and deconstructing them. We also believe that mapping events don’t always have to happen Downtown or in Midtown, but rather should be happening with community groups to both share knowledge and build a stronger citywide community of mappers.


A monthly mapping workshop that will be hosted at a different community group each week. We’ll work with community groups to determine needs and interest in particular mapping skills. Maptime is part of an international network of mapmakers interested in sharing knowledge to diversify and equalize access to making maps.



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