What is the mapping tool?
With Repair Maps we aim to map all repair initiatives, organizations or professionals in the entire project region (North-West Europe).
The goals are to:
- provide citizens with an overview of all repair initiatives in the area;
- give visibility to local repair initiatives;
- use the collected data for analytical purposes;
- identify the repair initiatives in a unique way, but also in other repair platforms and tools (city platforms, Repair Connects…)
How does the mapping tool work?
To launch the first Repair Map, a data collection exercise was conducted by several project partners (Repair Together, Repair & Share, Restarters, cities of Leuven, Roeselare, Apeldoorn, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve...). Visits of repair businesses and repair cafés were combined with desk research to get a first overview of repair actors in dedicated regions.
Of course, the list of repair organizations on the map is not complete. Repair Maps wants to engage local repair actors and citizens to add more points-of-interest on the map, and to suggest corrections to existing locations if needed. Together, we can keep the overview up-to-date.