LocalWiki projects are the opposite of today's bite-size, disposable web. They're informative, noncommercial, and built for the long term, by neighbors who simply love their communities.
Residents of Santa Cruz, California, are sharing and cataloging the local area's incredible natural beauty. Folks in the Triangle Region in North Carolina are preserving local history by about historic places.
With user editable maps, every page has a real sense of place. And every page contributes to a rich, interlinked local resource that gets better and better over time.
In San Francisco, residents can now more easily talk about supervisorial districts because they have mapped them all out using LocalWiki. In the Triangle Region, residents are mapping the local greenways and public parks.
Local communities should be free to fully express themselves. That's why every LocalWiki project reflects the unique personality and perspective of its community.
Santa Cruzans share the bizzare and wonderful things that make Santa Cruz what it is. Dentonites discuss the awesome local music scene.
In Oakland, civic hackers, social service organizations and community activists are collaboating on the OaklandWiki. "Triangle Wiki Day" brought out 50 people, including City Council members, to collaborate on TriangleWiki. In Tallahassee, folks held a series of "CampWiki" events throughout the summer.
With LocalWiki, the community has a shared project that everyone can participate in.
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In 2004 we started the Davis
Wiki, an experimental project to collect and share interesting
information about the town of Davis, California, editable by anyone,
that soon became the world's largest and most vibrant community wiki.
Today the residents of Davis use it for everything from learning
news and local history to
helping return lost pets to
their owners — and it's become the largest, most used media source
in the city. In a week, nearly half of residents use the Davis Wiki; in a
month, nearly everyone uses it. And 1 in 7
residents contribute material to the Davis Wiki.
We want to help as many communities as possible
realize the full potential of such an amazing, collaborative information