Mapping public input. For free. On the web.
June 11, 2014 - VT Mapping Forum
Maps for what?
Civic planning and outreach
Some options for how to do this include . . .
The hacky, free, and (mostly) open-source way . . .
(Accuracy varies like a wandering coyote)
Alert | code ahead
We'll be using:
Github Pages [Free]
Google Drive [Free]
Bootstrap [Free, Open-Source]
Leaflet [Free, Open-Source]
CartoDB [Free, Open-Source]
1.) Create a Google Form
3.) Copy some code: find the IDs for the questions in the source code of your google form
Things you'll need from that source (ctrl-f to find them):
for each question and location field
4.) Confirm the survey responses are making it to the map
5.) The hard part: get the word out to the people whose opinions you want
P.S. My apologies for all of the embedded content. These links will probably age quickly and be inaccessible.
P.P.S. However the project shown here will be accessible in this github repository
for as long as github is around