Bicycle and Pedestrian planners, such as Toole Design Group, are using WikiMapping for crowdsourcing bikeshare location input, getting feedback on bike plans, and doing bike trail planning. WikiMapping is a tool that can help me maintain PhillyMap data with as little effort as possible. I just need to take the plunge, set up a project, and replace the existing maps on PhillyMap.com. If you have an interest in helping to create a wikimap for PhillyMap.com, you can set up a project admin account at WikiMapping and we can incorporate it into PhillyMap.com.
Here’s how it would work for bike shops. I would replace the bike shops with an updated database. Then anybody could upload photos for each bike shop. And if there’s a change or wrong info, people can simply add a comment. At the same time, it is easy enough to let people draw in bike lanes and bike parking.
Of course, wikimaps would not necessarily be limited to bike and transit. If you have an interest creating your own map, even if it isn’t for phillymap.com, contact the WikiMapping Map Team.