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A distributed data sharing protocol

Murmurations is a distributed data sharing protocol. It describes a method for coordinating the storage, indexing and retrieval of data over a distributed network, as explained in the updated version of the Murmurations white paper. The original white paper was written and published in September 2019 and had hence become out of date. The updated white paper introduces Murmurations as a distributed data sharing protocol and explains the advantages of… Read More »A distributed data sharing protocol

Murmurations WordPress plugins for collaborative mapping

WordPress plugins for collaborative mapping

We recently launched two WordPress plugins for collaborative mapping which make it simple for anyone using WordPress to create collaborative maps and directories. The WordPress Profile Generator Plugin enables people to create profiles for People, Organisations, Projects, Groups and Offers and Wants, and the Collaborative Map Builder Plugin enables people to create maps and directories for People, Organisations, Projects, Groups and Offers and Wants. There are full details about how… Read More »WordPress plugins for collaborative mapping

A checklist for map builders

A checklist for map builders

Before you build a local community map, or map of projects in your area, there are a few essential factors to consider to make sure your map is easy for people to use and to minimise the effort of keeping your map up to date. Follow the checklist below to ensure your mapping efforts don’t go to waste! Talk to us about your mapping questions and requirements. We have been… Read More »A checklist for map builders

collaborative mapping

Collaborative mapping

The advantages of collaborative mapping Collaborative mapping provides a way to crowdsource Profile data to produce sophisticated maps and directories. Instead of relying on centralised datasets which quickly go out of date, Murmurations leverages the collective effort of multiple mappers to help you produce customisable maps and directories from decentralised, interoperable Profiles. Murmurations solves the problems of centralised maps and directories, managed by a single entity or person by: Below… Read More »Collaborative mapping

Wordpress Murmurations

Murmurations WordPress Plugins for open source mapping and data sharing

We have now launched an updated Murmurations Node Plugin which makes it simple for WordPress users to share multiple Profiles.  Why is this useful? Murmurations provides an open source protocol for sharing data in interoperable formats. So, by creating Profiles your data is added to a growing commons of open source data which anyone can use to build maps and directories. There are currently more than 30,000 nodes registered in… Read More »Murmurations WordPress Plugins for open source mapping and data sharing

synchronising data across platforms

Murmurations Demo video – Synchronising data across platforms

Have you ever built an online community or website but struggled to attract users? Have you ever built a map or directory but struggled to keep it up to date? Are you fed up with being forced to recreate your profile on every new site you join? Richard Bartlett, a co-founder of Loomio, says: “I spent a decade and a million bucks to conclude the only really critical gap in… Read More »Murmurations Demo video – Synchronising data across platforms

ecosystems mapping via murmurations

Ecosystems mapping via Murmurations

The Collaborative Technology Alliance exists to facilitate collaboration, coordination, and community among platform designers, developers, and stewards who are committed to building social technology that benefits both people and planet. Over the last few months The CTA has been running a Collaborathon, to award funding to projects which further their objectives – and one of the proposed projects is an ecosystem map of CTA Members. The plan for the project… Read More »Ecosystems mapping via Murmurations

Embedded maps

The main Murmurations map, which shows all of the nodes with geo coordinates in the index, is easy to filter in a number of different ways. The filtering options have corresponding URL parameters, which make it very easy to link to, and embed specific maps, in seconds. By changing the attributes in the URL to your preferences you can quickly and easily embed a pre-filtered Murmurations map on any website.… Read More »Embedded maps

decentralise mapping

Regenerative economy mapping

Murmurations, the regenerative economy decentralised mapping protocol, is gathering pace. We now have more entries in the Index and Transition Towns and the EcoRestoration Alliance are working on setting up APIs to add all of the nodes from their maps, so the data is getting more comprehensive. The team have built an excellent map-based Index explorer, which renders all of the 30,000 nodes in the Index with geo coordinates on… Read More »Regenerative economy mapping

interoperable, composable data

Updated Introduction

Murmurations is an open source decentralised data sharing project, which provides a flexible approach to ontology to accelerate the use of interoperable, composable data. The ultimate aim of Murmurations is to accelerate the use of interoperable, composable data – to put end users in charge of their own data and to increase the reliability, integrity, and portability of shared data. Building on existing semantic web standards, Murmurations provides an alternative… Read More »Updated Introduction