TeRRIFICA CrowdMapping Tool

The TeRRIFICA project is glad to announce the creation of the TeRRIFICA Crowdmapping tool. This website is built to collect your experiences and opinions where in your local environment climate change comes alive and is tangible. We invite you to put a mark in this interactive map of your region and ask you to explain why you decided to mark this place. TeRRIFICA is about listening to all different voices within the territorial ecosystem (researchers, citizens, politicians, industry, teachers…) and co-create competence for this global problem.

Learn more about the TeRRIFICA Crowdmapping Tool and visualize the map of results here: http://climatemapping.terrifica.eu

One of TeRRIFICA’s aims has been to recognize and to gather citizen knowledge and findings on climate change challenges in the six pilot regions. The data collection in the different territories has contributed to the identification of relevant variables and factors affecting the effectiveness of climate action. Findings have also been crucial for the development of climate change adaptation plans since TeRRIFICA’s final goal is to lead to institutional and governance changes. The mapping and assessment has been crucial for further findings in TeRRIFICA action.

We have created versions of the Crowdmapping Tool in the languages of the pilot regions:

We are looking forward to co-creating a climate friendly region!

Results of the Crowdmapping action: Zenodo database

After the end of the TeRRIFICA project, the data collected using the Crowdmapping tool has been extracted and made available. The datasets can be downloaded from Zenodo.

The TeRRIFICA Consortium (Horizon 2020 under GA No. 824489);. (2022). Results of the crowd-mapping action within the project TeRRIFICA [Dataset No. 1 dated 2022-09-19] (v1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7652889

The TeRRIFICA Consortium (Horizon 2020 under GA No. 824489);. (2023). Results of the crowd-mapping action within the project TeRRIFICA [Dataset No. 2 dated 2023-01-19] (v2.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7652912

Open Source: Github Repository

The crowdmapping tool developed for TeRRIFICA is Open Source and available on GitHub. There, you can find a repository for the crowdmapping component. This web mapping framework can be used to gather spatial data and insight from the public. You can use this component as a template for your own mapping project.

What is included in the repository

It consists only of the mapping tool itself. The result page will be added in the future but this is a much simpler task, requiring only plain Leflet library.

The main file is map.php.

Framework is based on using WFS-T service that is utilized to put user input into PostGIS database, To streamline this we use excellent Leaflet-WFST library by Flexberry. The template includes 10 predefined layers in 5 categories. Every layer has its own modal template for data input with a predefinded list for user input as well as a space for open answers. Every layer is user editable (user authentication is not provided but PHP Delight library is recomended). This is most probably a more complicated scenario that you will need for your project but you can add or delete layers at will.

You can use it as a template for your own mapping project. It is prepared for internalization making use if i18n libraries both server and client side. Both are needed to translate all editing tools.

All the information you need can be found on this link: https://github.com/mrzeszewski/TeRRIFICA-crowdmapping