Shareabouts

Shareabouts is a flexible tool for gathering public input on a map.

Collect local insights from neighborhood residents, or round up data at a state-wide scale. Bike networks, trash maps, street safety, participatory budgeting… Pick a Shareabouts that meets your needs.

Work with us or DIY.

Flexible Configuration

Customize your survey questions, map, icons, data layers, and logos.

Web-based Interface

Works on any device, desktop and mobile. No need to download an app.

Analysis & Reports

Explore and better understand the information you're collecting.

  • Basic
  • Free
  • Embed a basic Shareabouts map in your OpenPlans project page to collect locations and comments.
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  • Subscription
  • $500 setup + $300/month
  • You decide what information to collect from your community. We configure Shareabouts for you, using our tried and tested default template. Try it here.
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  • Custom
  • $9,900
  • We tailor Shareabouts to fit your project, including custom styling of colors, typography, icons, and map tiles to match your brand.
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  • Multi-site
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  • Engage communities in all of your mapping projects with your Custom Shareabouts template.
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Collect Information About Places

Simple place surveys Configurable surveys Multi-page surveys with conditional logic Multi-page surveys with conditional logic
Collect places only Comments, support clicks and photos Comments, support clicks and photos Comments, support clicks and photos
Search for addresses Save the nearest address to each location Save the nearest address to each location

Use a Styled Map to Engage Participants

OpenPlans map Streets or satellite map Custom map and icons Custom map and icons
OpenPlans template Standard Shareabouts with your logo Hand-styling to match your project Hand-styling to match your project

Be In Control of Your Data

Data download link Data download link Data manager to review, moderate and download data Custom workflow tools
No reports Weekly activity report Custom reports and data analysis Custom reports and data analysis
Auto-locate contributions into a community district Auto-locate contributions into a community district

Keep People Engaged

Collect name and email only Sign in with social media accounts Sign in with social media accounts Sign in with social media accounts
Email followups Email followups
Translations Translations
CRM integration CRM integration
Support desk for submission issues

Scale Shareabouts for Your Organization

Self-service Monthly, pay as you go One-time project engagement Dedicated training and support hours
Launch new maps based on your custom template
Integration with your internal GIS tools

All Features

Included in Basic

Collect locations with names & descriptions

High-quality Mapbox basemap

Default map markers

Included in Subscription

Collect all the information you need through configurable surveys

Collect comments and support clicks

Search by neighborhood or address

Upload photos *limited IE support

Satellite or Streets basemap from Mapbox

Choose from our selection of map icons

Add your logo to the header

Admin access to moderate submissions

Weekly summary email with new activity

Included in Custom

Dynamic multi-page surveys with conditional logic

Collect comments and support clicks

Search by neighborhood or address

Upload photos *limited IE support

Keep submitters engaged with follow-up emails

Custom-designed map to match your project

Custom-designed map icons

Interface styled to match your project

Manager tool for review, responses, and downloads of your data

Assign locations automatically to community districts

Human-translated multi-language interface

Custom activity reports

Custom data analysis & presentation

Support desk for submission issues

CRM integration

Included in Multi-site

Dynamic multi-page surveys with conditional logic

Collect comments and support clicks

Search by neighborhood or address

Upload photos *limited IE support

Keep submitters engaged with follow-up emails

Custom-designed map to match your project

Custom-designed map markers

Interface styled to match your project

Manager tool for review, responses, and downloads of your data

Assign locations automatically to multiple custom boundaries

Human-translated multi-language interface

Custom activity reports

Custom data analysis & presentation

Support desk for submission issues

CRM integration

Easily launch new maps based on your custom template

Integration with your internal GIS tools

Support hours & training

Configure the information you want to gather.

  • Configure categories for different submissions, and differentiate them with icons on the map.

  • Collect additional information about participants—optionally, gather name, zip code, and private contact details. Send followup emails automatically to keep people engaged.

  • With flexible surveys, ask multiple open questions to collect detailed qualitative information. Or require participants to use checkboxes, drop-down lists and yes/no questions to collet quantitative information. Or go visual: users can upload photographs when adding locations to the map.

  • Stay on top of your input with daily email reports. Anytime, explore, moderate, and download data using the Shareabouts Manager.

  • Link responses to other relevant map layers, including neighborhoods and elected representatives’ districts. Use this to understand your data as it comes in.

Shareabouts not only helps build up detailed data from local wisdom but it is also effective for project promotion. A well-designed, rewarding public input tool helps your project reach more participants: participants using Shareabouts can browse locations submitted by other people, add comments and questions, and share them over Twitter and Facebook.

Open source

Shareabouts is an open source project. Developers can redeploy it and get involved on Github. Give feedback and shape what's coming next on our roadmap.

Who's using Shareabouts?

Shareabouts has been used to gather public input in dozens of municipalities, for transportation planning, participatory budgeting, resiliency mapping and more. Check out some recent Shareabouts maps: