What is Metamaps?
Metamaps is a free and open-source technology for changemakers, innovators, educators and students. It enables individuals and communities to build and visualize their shared knowledge and unlock their collective intelligence.
You can find a version of this software running at metamaps.cc, where the technology is being tested in an open beta.
Metamaps is developed and maintained by a distributed, nomadic community comprised of technologists, artists and storytellers. You can get in touch by using whichever of these channels you prefer:
How do I learn more?
- Contact: email@example.com or @metamapps on Twitter
- User Documentation: docs.metamaps.cc
- User Community: hylo.com/c/metamaps
- To see what we're developing, or to weigh in on what you'd like to see developed, see our Metamaps Feedback and Features board on trello
- To follow along with, or contribute,to our design process, see our Metamaps Design board on trello
- To follow along with, or contribute to, our development process, see our Github Issues and Pull Requests
- Request an invite to the open beta here
- To send us a personal message get in touch with us via email, Twitter, or Hylo
- If you would like to report a bug, please check the issues section in our contributing instructions.
- If you would like to get set up as a developer, that's great! Read on for help getting your development environment set up.
If you are on Mac or Ubuntu you can use the following instructions to quickly get a local copy of metamaps up and running using a Vagrant virtualbox. Don't be intimidated, it's easy!
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:metamaps/metamaps.git
Now ensure you have VirtualBox and Vagrant installed on your computer
cd metamaps ./bin/configure.sh
This will do all the setup steps to make Metamaps work with a bit of behind the scenes ninja magick.
To start servers which will run metamaps you can then run:
To stop them:
With your webservers running, open a web browser and go to
You can sign in with the default account
OR create a new account at
/join, and use access code
Start mapping and programming!
We haven't set up instructions for using Vagrant on Windows, but there are instructions for a manual setup here:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.
The license can be read here.
Copyright (c) 2017 Connor Turland