A public engagement tool for planners

To help people of all ages walk, bike or use transit, it helps to

  • Reduce barriers to walking and bicycling
  • Minimize distance to important destinations
  • Maximize comfort

Therefore, planners throughout the US use WikiMapping to

  • Identify barriers, problems or safety concerns
  • Understand where people go and how they get there
  • Maximize benefits to constituents

In 2015, about 75 transportation projects have used WikiMapping to answer important questions.  Over 30,000 people have used WikiMapping projects this year. 

Who's creating WikiMapping projects?


  • Minnesota State Bicycle Plan
  • Bellevue Washington Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
  • Princeton Bicycle Master Plan
  • Southern Nevada’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
  • Cambridge Bicycle Network
  • And more…



  • Charleston, SC
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Lawrence, KS
  • Howard County, MD
  • Montgomery County, PA
  • And more…



  • Toole Design Group
  • Nelson Nygaard
  • Alta Planning
  • And more…



  • Regional Environmental Center, in Hungary
  • Clean Air Council
  • East Coast Greenway
  • And more…


Some ways to use WikiMapping


Public input - Validated

Newark Demo

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Getting routes – As a planner, you not only need origin destination data, you may also need to know routes and barriers.

People add comments – With this survey, people can draw lines and add points on a custom base map.

People validate comments – People can view comments made by others, and they can add their own comments.

It’s like being at a public meeting and having people show you what they care about.

Public input - Closed Survey

Newark - closed

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Survey on a Map – A survey question pops up when a line or point is added to the map.

Private results – People can’t see comments from others.

Three kinds of surveys – Surveys are attached to the Welcome message, Line, and Point.  

You have choices in how you set up a project.  As part of a survey, people can even upload files.


Questions?   Email mapteam@wikimapping.com, or call us at 215-887-5986.

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