Why: About the Public Lab Archive
The Archive is a collection of open data maps produced by grassroots mappers, and is like an inverse Data.gov -- open grassroots data rather than open government data. To better fulfill our goal of producing new open-source data sets, the Archive serves as the repository of those sets online, and as a starting point for the discourse we hope they will spark.
Your map must be licensed with an open source license, and we prefer Public Domain maps. Creative Commons Attribution is also OK. Read more on the Licenses page
Beyond the archive: your map's story
Maps are more than just data - they tell a story. If you can write about the story behind your map (how you made it, why, with whom, and what happened), that would make a great research note, and it can also be added to the archive entry.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your map. Here is an example of the basic information associated with a map project.
Example Map Name
- example MapKnitter or TMS/GeoTiff link
- Cartographer: Katie Kartographer
- Mappers: Matty Mapper
- Public Domain
- Location name (local name, state, country)
- Date of capture
- credits: names of cartographers/mappers involved