Collaborative Shareabouts map for feedback on potential bike share locations in Philly. Built for MOTU.
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Shareabouts is an online mapping tool to gather crowdsourced public input in a social and engaging process. Using Shareabouts, people can drop a pin on a map to provide ideas, suggestions, and comments for planning and design issues. And as a mobile-friendly application, Shareabouts makes it easy to add input on the go.

Read more about Shareabouts and find links to recent sites on the OpenPlans website.

Problems? Ideas? Let us know!

We strongly welcome your feature suggestions. Check out our roadmap and help us with prioritizing by commenting on the features you'd like to see. If you encounted a bug, create an issue on this GitHub repo.

If you have questions for the development team,


Add New Places
Adding places is easy. The simple interface lets users quickly drop pins on the map with descriptions and other useful information.
Comment on Places
Engage your audience in meaningful conversation. Users can leave [rich media] comments on places.
Explore Places and Comments
The map allows users to find places and comments in their areas of interest.
Show Support
Need to know which places are most popular? Users can vote for their favorite places to show their support.
Social Sharing
Harness the power of viral marketing. Users engage their social network when they share places on Twitter and Facebook.
Activity Feed
See a list of recently submitted places, comments, and support.
Place Types
Collect information about different types of places. Data filtering by place type.
Responsive Design
We've designed Shareabouts to work great and look beautiful on all screen sizes—desktop, mobile, and touch screens!
Configurable Surveys
Want to collect specific information? Our flexible data storage allows you to create your own surveys. Crowdsource more than just comments.
Custom Map Layers
Overlay pertinent geographic data. Applying your custom style rules, the Shareabouts map can pull in your GeoJson URLs as additional map layers.
Do your users speak various languages? Shareabouts is internationalizable. It's easy to customize the user interface with locale-specific translations.


All of our documentation is is our doc directory. Use it to learn more about:

Where is Sharabouts going? Check our roadmap for details of possble future features we've identified.


In the spirit of free software, everyone is encouraged to help improve this project.

Here are some ways you can contribute:

  • by joining our developers discussion list:
  • by taking a look at our pipeline in the public tracker:
  • by using alpha, beta, and prerelease versions
  • by reporting bugs
  • by suggesting new features
  • by writing or editing documentation
  • by writing specifications
  • by writing code (no patch is too small: fix typos, add comments, clean up inconsistent whitespace)
  • by refactoring code
  • by resolving issues
  • by reviewing patches


Shareabouts is a project of OpenPlans.