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Map-based community engagement and data collection

How it works

Build your project. Engage with your community. Transform data into insights. Make better decisions.

Projects can be either short-term or ongoing community engagement projects

Build

Build your project with the right map design, survey configuration and branding to match your community and the information you want to collect.

Engage

The visual and social user experience helps to generate greater participation rates over the life of your project.

Insights

Transform your community-generated dataset into real insight. Visualise data for analysis and effective communication.

Build

Build your project with the right map design, survey configuration and branding to match your community and the information you want to collect.

Engage

The visual and social user experience helps to generate greater participation rates over the life of your project.

Insights

Transform your community-generated dataset into real insight. Visualise data for analysis and effective communication.

CrowdSpot provided an excellent base to develop our Strategy. We generated strong interest, high participation rates and quality detailed feedback. Great value for money.
Stuart Outhred, Senior Transport Planner, City of Perth
Love working with CrowdSpot! They are professional, patient and delivered everything on time and under tight deadlines. I would recommend them time and time again.
Lisa Gulyas, Be a Trail Blazer Project, City of Greater Bendigo
This is the first time council has used CrowdSpot and we found it really helpful. It’s been a great tool, enabling so many more responses.
Leanne Hodyl, City Road Master Plan, City of Melbourne

Featured Projects

BikeSpot
City of Greater Bendigo Public Space Plan
I-680 Corridor Study
City of Perth Integrated Transport Strategy
City of Melbourne 2016-2020 Bicycle Plan
BikeSpot
BikeSpot

In collaboration with The Squeaky Wheel and enabled by a TAC Community Road Safety Grant, the BikeSpot project was built to explore differences in the perceived risk and real risk of riding a bicycle in Melbourne. Users were asked to identify how safe and unsafe they feel at location across Melbourne. The data collected is now being compared to VicRoads CrashStats. View the blog post

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Spots
2,424
Comments
2,230
Supports
3,684
City of Greater Bendigo Public Space Plan
City of Greater Bendigo Public Space Plan

As part of the development of the City of Greater Bendigo’s Public Space Plan this custom CrowdSpot map was created to enable citizens to rate existing public spaces and share ideas for new spaces.

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Spots
729
Comments
594
Supports
350
I-680 Corridor Study
I-680 Corridor Study

The Santa Clara VTA previously used CrowdSpot in 2015 for the i-680 Highway Corridors Study. The map-design isolated highway corridor and allowed people to add issues across all significant transport modes as well as ‘ideas’ and elements of the corridor they ‘liked’.

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Spots
188
Comments
118
Supports
208
City of Perth Integrated Transport Strategy
City of Perth Integrated Transport Strategy

As part of the development of the City of Perth’s Integrated Transport Strategy this custom CrowdSpot map was created to enable citizens to share their ideas and concerns across all modes of transport. The results of this project will help inform where improvements will be made.

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Spots
437
Comments
392
Supports
2,497
City of Melbourne 2016-2020 Bicycle Plan
City of Melbourne 2016-2020 Bicycle Plan

The City of Melbourne used CrowdSpot for the development of the Draft Bicycle Plan 2016-2020 to identify the top infrastructure priorities requiring improvement. Overall, there were over 5,000 combined submissions made on the map.

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Spots
1,056
Comments
1,461
Supports
4,714

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We're based in Melbourne and can setup projects for any location.

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CrowdSpot Features

CrowdSpot is an interactive, visual map-based tool carefully designed to generate greater levels participation, education and engagement.

This unique combination of web map technology, community engagement and good design principles helps to deliver real insights for analysis communication and better decision making.

Design and Build
Custom map and interface design
Design the map base layer and overlays to enhance visual communication. Apply your own style project brand to the project.
Multiple question types
There are five question types available: Open text field, Paragraph text field, Image or file upload, Dropdown (single response), Multi-checkbox (multi response)
Survey logic functionality
This feature helps to help shorten the length of the user’s survey path by only showing the relevant questions based on their response.
Sticky fields
Avoid having to enter in the same information more than once (if adding more than one spot) by making specific survey questions ‘sticky’ (pre-loaded based on previous response).
Community Engagement
Multiple ways to engage
In addition to adding their own Spots, participants can also comment or vote on other Spots and share Spot via Facebook or Twitter.
Responsive design
The responsive web platform allows the functionality across all browsers and all devices. Easily embed your project map in your organisation website or use iPads during face-to-face workshops.
List and sort all Spots
Spots can also be viewed as a List. This also allows spots to be sorted by most recent, most ‘supports’ and most comments. There is also a keyword search, which is useful when looking for something specific.
Live activity feed
Real-time live activity so all the latest submissions are at your fingertips.
Data Insights
Spatial visualisations
Spatial visualisations are a great way to analyse data and communicate results back to the community.
Data analytics
Gain insight on who you’re engaging and their connection to the project.
Summary reports
Our visual reports include a breakdown of all key quantitative data including the survey results and Google Analytics. We also include spatial visualisations within the report.
Interactive archive maps
Interactive archive maps are a great way to continuously view and visualise data.

Why CrowdSpot?

Our Mission is to help co-create quality places in an inclusive, social and engaging process

We strive to reduce barriers to citizen engagement so more people can participate in the planning process. This helps to build trust, collect quality information and make better decisions that reflect the priorities and views of the community.

CrowdSpot was founded by urban planners and tech professionals interested in using technology to improve public participation and make better places.

Anthony Aisenberg

Founder and Managing Director

Anthony’s interdisciplinary experience is key for managing CrowdSpot’s operations and future vision. His background is in logistics, event planning, international development and urban planning. Anthony is also a fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership. Feel free to connect with him on twitter.

Finn Robertson

Technical Lead

Finn heads up our technical team. He has been building the web for over 16 years and has a fluent and fundamental knowledge of the web’s DNA: HTML, CSS and Javascript. He is also User Experience guru, loves visualising data and shares a passion for working on projects with strong social values.

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