MAPEO

MAP FROM THE MIDDLE OF ANYWHERE

MONITOR AND DOCUMENT THE WORLD AROUND YOU

A POWERFUL MAPPING TOOLSET FOR COMMUNITIES

MAPEO IS A FREE DIGITAL TOOLSET FOR DOCUMENTING, MONITORING AND MAPPING MANY TYPES OF DATA.

CASE STUDIES

WAORANI

KOFAN

HELPING COMMUNITIES
OWN THEIR DATA

FREE & ACCESSIBLE GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY

MAPEO is an offline-first open-source technology which makes it easy for many to use. No internet or special hardware required to collect, view, or share data.

QUICK & EASY-TO-USE INTERFACE

With the push of a button, contributors can gather map data by linking GPS points, photos, and notes. All data is completely owned by the communities themselves. And a simple and adaptive interface makes it accessible for many different people to use.

DATABASES DEFINED & OWNED BY COMMUNITIES

Communities stay organized and manage documented evidence. Data can be shared between project collaborators with MAPEO's mobile-to-mobile sync feature.

CO-DESIGNED WITH COMMUNITIES

We are building MAPEO in close collaboration with indigenous partners in the Amazon, including Achuar, Cocama, Kofan, Harakambut, Kichwa, Siekopai, Wapichana and Waorani peoples. Our partner organizations include indigenous federations & alliances like Alianza Ceibo, ECA-RCA, PUINAMUDT and South Central People's Development Organisation, as well as NGO partners including Amazon Frontlines, Forest Peoples Programme, Gaia Amazonas Rainforest Foundation US and Witness. Technical partners include Mapbox, Development Seed, the Dat Foundation and more. For more on Digital Democracy's partners, visit our partnership page.

The development of MAPEO has been made possible due to generous grants from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Knight Foundation, Abundance Foundation, All Eyes on the Amazon (Dutch Postcode Lottery), and Samsung Next Zero.

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