Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Map making is expensive.

2018 219

Protected: PARTICIPATORY mapping of agricultural collaborations in Malawi

Making CommunitySense

Uncategorized agriculture community mapping CommunitySensor Malawi methodology participationThis post is password protected. You must visit the website and enter the password to continue reading.

Malawi 100

On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

Making CommunitySense

The overarching research theme of my road trip was to engage in some deep learning and sharing on my main current R&D focus: community mapping. The WHAT of my talk was about participatory community mapping. See the slides: Meshing physical and online community mapping.

2016 205

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

In all of these cases, Net-Map may be a useful tool to establish a baseline and keep track of the social and network changes that happen, as you do your work. Don’t just Net-Map. Use Net-Map as a tool for learning, not just for proving.

2018 116

New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia. Mapping the Conference.

2017 130

New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on. In preparation of one of its working meetings in Barcelona in November, I was asked to map the collaboration of the BoostInno network.

2017 193

Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

Let me start sharing them with you too – starting with everything I know about links: Net-Map Facilitation Pointers: Links. It can either be done with the participants, asking them: “In which ways are actors on the map connected which has an impact on the result?”

2015 127

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year. Another Rotterdam mapping case concerns the EMI Centre Social Innovation.

2017 191

Powered by Social Innovation – Seminar Community Mapping

Making CommunitySense

Binnenkort geef ik een Powered by Social Innovation-Seminar Community Mapping bij het Midpoint Center for Social Innovation. Hier de uitnodiging: Seminar Community Mapping. Wil je weten hoe je community mapping in jouw activiteiten succesvol kunt toepassen?

2015 141

Interactive maps

Joitske Hulsebosch

I got a question from someone about maps. I thought I could list a few mapping services I came across. I have to admit that I don't do a lot with maps myself so far, I tried a google map for Ghana, but failed because the bandwidth did not allow us to map everyone.

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. Why Use Network Maps? For this type of presentation, Maya typically uses network maps to illustrate network concepts. I’ve been doing network mapping now for about ten years.

2018 138

Net-Map training: Learn to map your career or torture networks…

Net-Map Toolbox

The most interesting aspect of teaching Net-Map is that our participants bring their own cases to map, so that they can learn how to apply the method to their own problems.

Career 162

Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom

Jenny Connected

It’s not that I don’t know anything about mindmapping or using mapping to capture information and inform thinking. This involved a lot of mental modelling in the form of maps. and you have the beginning of a concept map which can be drawn out initially by the adult for the child.

2013 165

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on using my participatory community mapping methodology with online network visualization tool Kumu.

2017 130

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

Participatory community mapping method. To support this collaborative sensemaking process, I am developing a participatory community mapping method and applying it to client cases via CommunitySense. What’s in Kumu-based community mapping for you?

2016 205

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year. Another Rotterdam mapping case concerns EMI – the Expertise Centre Social Innovation.

2017 130

A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes

Jenny Connected

I have never felt comfortable with mapping. It seems to involve a way of thinking that just doesn’t come naturally and interpreting other people’s maps seems to be beyond me. I thought I had written Mind Mapping in the Social Media Classroom. Research mapping matthias melcher

2016 130

New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case. Community mapping can help urban farmers make better sense of their collaboration. We describe a participatory community mapping approach being piloted in an urban farming community-building project in and around the city of Tilburg. community building community mapping Tilburg topics urban farmingJust published: A.

2015 166

Mapping Systemic Change Processes

Networking Action

Drawing from these experiences, he has developed a system dynamics map that describes generic systemic change processes … Blog Change Joe Hsueh is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Labs Steward along with me, who works on large system change issues by applying system dynamics modeling.

2014 130

How to get strategic insights from Net-Map

Net-Map Toolbox

So, you have done the mapping, in front of you a messy bowl-of-spaghetti-with-toys-on-top-diagram and your participants or clients ask you: So what do we do now? Just a bowl of spaghetti with toys on top?

2016 127

LinkedIn Maps: art or science?

Making CommunitySense

One feature that can help you visualize your network is LinkedIn Maps. However, the maps can also be useful. My LinkedIn Map – Overview. To give you an idea of what LinkedIn Maps is about in practice, here are some of my own maps.

Two Mapping Approaches for Change Networks

Networking Action

Last week I presented maps for a Renew Boston (RB) group. Although the maps are preliminary, they provide a good illustration of how the two methodologies used can be complementary. They present a nice case study about use of… Net Dev mapping

40 Maps that wil help you make sense of the world

Net-Map Toolbox

The map is not the territory. A map in the scale 1:1 would be useless – and cover the whole area that it intends to depict. In each map, you have to choose what story you want to tell. (Veleripieris circle by Kenneth Myers).

2013 194

Two Mapping Approaches for Change Networks

Networking Action

Last week I presented maps for a Renew Boston (RB) group. Although the maps are preliminary, they provide a good illustration of how the two methodologies used can be complementary. They present a nice case study about use of… Net Dev mapping

Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

One of its sub-projects, driven by CommunitySense, is to literally map the Tilburg Urban Farming Community. What does it mean to map a community? The essence of Kumu is that you make a map consisting of elements (e.g. On the map, you can define different perspectives , in which Kumu only shows those elements and connections which interest you at that moment. Mapping the Community. The community map. Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community.

2015 164

From Net-Map to Action in less than a Minute

Net-Map Toolbox

Today, at day one of our Net-Map training here in DC, participants spend the afternoon mapping out cases from their own experience. And I witnessed the fastest move from a Net-Map to action I have ever seen. Picture by junussyndicate on deviantART.

2013 155

New publication – A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact

Making CommunitySense

A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact , Information 2018, 9 (7) : 151. One way to catalyze that process is by participatory collaboration mapping. de Moor (2018).

2018 130

Net-Map training in DC, November 15-16th, 2018.

Net-Map Toolbox

I am excited to invite you to our next Net-Map training in DC on the November 15-16, 2018. For me, the Net-Map certification training is a highlight of my year: A diverse group of passionate professionals gets together to learn and play and develop concrete plans to use Net-Map in their work or research context. netmap.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/net-map-training-in-dc-november-15-16th-2018/.

2018 89

Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom

Jenny Connected

It’s not that I don’t know anything about mindmapping or using mapping to capture information and inform thinking. This involved a lot of mental modelling in the form of maps. and you have the beginning of a concept map which can be drawn out initially by the adult for the child.

2013 130

Guiding your network weaving: Net-Map training in DC (June 27-28)

Net-Map Toolbox

At our trainings you dive into using Net-Map in your own context pretty quickly. Last fall one of our participants actually took a break from the map he was drawing because it made him realize that he had to make a few phone calls to some key influencers that he had not been quite aware of.

2014 168

5 Steps to Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

Imagine how effective you’d be in your organizational change efforts if, before you even lifted a finger, you could consult a magic map that looked into the future and laid out exactly how the key decisions that affect your goals were going to be made.

2011 182

Explaining to London’s Deputy Mayor how mapping can help connect Londoners and #reclaimourspaces

Social Reporter

There we’ll explain further how we’ve been working with the Our Way Ahead initiative to map London networks.

2017 207

Net-Map Certification Training, Washington DC, Nov 20-21, 2015

Net-Map Toolbox

Understand how people and their networks influence your (project) success – learn Net – Map! You are curious about network analysis but what you read about it sounds extremely technical, confusing and abstract?

2015 185

Organizational mapping, crisis mapping & disaster response

Endless Knots

My colleague, NetAge Director Doug Carpenter, recently brought my attention to the need for better organizational mapping during major crises. This led us to take a look at Haiti, where the need for understanding who's doing what and how they. Collaboration Crowdsourcing Environment Haiti Networks and Networking OrgScope Volunteers

2012 159

Mapping at the Big Society Network Open Night

Social Reporter

We explained that the input data would be confidential, but that we would map the results as an illustration. Download pdf of map. Drew turned the data into the map using the Yed mapping software. The mapping of terrorist networks. Mapping the July 6th Event.

2010 196

Mapping the KM Landscape

Chris Collison

Knowledge Management has become an ever-increasing suite of interconnected tools and techniques – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed without a map.

2014 83

Game-Changer Strategic Mapping Tool for Networks?

Networking Action

A proto-type of a new mapping tool called The Strategy Landscape™ (SL) is available for viewing. “It SL… M&E Net Dev mapping planningIt has the potential to be a real game-changer for the field,” explains John Branam, director of programs at Grantmakers for Education.

Game 130

Mapping complexity theory

Chris Corrigan

If you are as much as a complexity theory geek as I am becoming, you might appreciate this map by Brian Castellani that links to the founders of the various branches of complexity science. And so, like all maps, the map is not the territory.

2017 50

Net-Map training – 2 spots remaining!

Net-Map Toolbox

If you are one of those eternal procrastinators (yes, you know who you are) and were thinking about joining us for the Net-Map training in August , this is your last gentle nudge. Some have initial experience with network analysis or Net-Map, others are just excited to learn it from scratch.

2013 167

New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Network maps provide new and helpful information about how people actually perform work, make decisions, and solve problems. Using Network Maps as Leadership Tools. When his division undertook a network mapping activity, he was skeptical but open.

2017 180

Relationship Mapping and Monitoring with Yammer

Governance in a Networked World

The knowledge management community learnt a long time ago that activity doesn''t always map to productivity. The key component for a Social Business Dashboard is the Social Network Map. The map makes visible the network connections exposed through Yammer.

Yammer 158