ITSRG announces the start of its Citizen Cartographers 2.0 Program. One of the most exciting developments in the web 2.0 community is the rise of user created map resources that can be shared, commented on, and integrated in websites, blogs, and e-newsletters. ITSRG will showcase examples of maps created that pertain to community interests and information needs. If you would like to submit a map, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or send a link to your map using the comments function of this post. We will feature your posts throughout the month of June.
Farmers Markets in Philadelphia
The City of Philadelphia recently opened a new Farmer's Market in the center of City Hall (see photo). This new attention on the importance of providing high quality foods for local communities in Philadelphia inspired us to work with Harrison Campus Compact staff members and local community organizations to create a Google Maps mash-up of local farmers markets throughout the city of Philadelphia. Our map features smart markers that show information about seasonal days and hours of operation of local markets, the street address, contact information for the market management, and whether or not food stamps and WIC are accepted forms of payment. Just click the marker to find out more information about the market in your neighborhood. If there is no market nearby, contact Farm to City to learn about hosting a local market.
Michele Masucci and Caroline Guigar