Community Map Making Through Storytelling
An online map lets visitors to the Tenderloin area of San Francisco see the neighborhood through the eyes of its populace.
Tendermaps is a project that attempts to better define the Tenderloin area of San Francisco through community map making. The project’s creators asked people in the neighborhood to draw their understanding of it onto a paper map of the area in story-like ways, specifying three types of information: paths, loves, and community areas. Participants self-identified as either workers, residents, or visitors. This information has been layered onto an online map that lets visitors select specific types information they want to view about the area, and from what kinds of people.