Re: Map of Cohousing Communities
From: Craig Ragland (craigraglandgmail.com)
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:56:27 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All,

Here's what we said about the new Directory map in the latest issue of
Cohousing Now!

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Cohousing Map

Want to know where you can find cohousing? Check out our new map
http://www.cohousing.org/directory/map

The map shows you a green pin for every state where you can find
cohousing. Click on a green pin to zoom in on that state and then a
red pin to see the community name. Click the name to see its Cohousing
directory listing. Use the Zoom Control on the upper left corner of
the map to zoom in on areas.

Thanks to Tony Sirna for creating this Cohousing version of the
Intentional Community map:
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Tony is the programmer behind most of the ic.org website. The
Cohousing.org directory map was created based on the ic.org full
directory map, but only shows those communities in the Cohousing.org
Directory.

I'm unaware of a similar Cohousing map for Europe, but go here:

http://directory.ic.org/maps/

to see one for the broader category of Intentional Communities in
Europe (note: the map first opens to the US, which is the primary
focus of the Fellowship for Intentional Community, but you can scroll
to the right to see the communities in Europe.

As for hand-tweaking these, perhaps in the future anybody who "owns"
the directory record for a particular community will have more control
over their map representation. Is this something people would value if
it was implemented? A few of months ago, I met with Tony Sirna and
Raines Cohen at Daybreak Cohousing to discuss possible features. The
current features of both the Intentional Communities Directory and the
Cohousing Directory have been defined by a very few people over many
years and input from interested parties is always welcome... if of
sufficient interest, somebody reading this might start a new thread.

Craig Ragland
Executive Director
Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US)
http://www.cohousing.org
craig [at] cohousing.org

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http://www.cohousing.org/conference


Ann Zabaldo: Somewhere ... I remember seeing a map of the US w/ all
the cohousing

> > Adi replied:
> >
> >> Maybe this Google Map?
> >>   http://bit.ly/cohousing-community-map

Fred replied (p1):

> > The map Adi refers to (also accessible via http://tinyurl.com/cohomap )
> > based on Google maps was started in 2007 but effort on it sort of
> > stalled after a while.  An analysis I did a while ago that I think is
> > still largely correct (due to the stall) showed about 70 built or
> > sited communities missing from the map.
>

Al replied: Do you know if there's a simlar map for Europe?

Fred replied (p2)

> > --- Newer map ---
> >
> > There is now an automated map also based on Google maps associated
> > with the cohousing directory at http://www.cohousing.org
> > ( directly at http://www.cohousing.org/directory ).
> > See the link at the top of the directory page to the first map.
> >
> > It maps communites at two levels
> > 1) on a US map one pin per state or region
> > 2) Zoomed in to a state or region for one pin per community.
> > The latter do not attempt to map exact location.
> >
> > Tho the automated approach has the disadvantage that it is not hand
> > tweaked , it is much easier to maintain and keep complete and up to
> > date.
> >
> > Fred

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