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. We want to put end users in charge of their data and to increase the reliability, integrity, and portability of 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… Read More »Updated Introduction

Using Murmurations

Murmurations features a range of open source tools to enable decentralised data sharing for Content Producers & Content Aggregators. Content Producers, such as: Bloggers Organisations Projects Networks Shops etc …can use Murmurations to share their content by creating a Murmurations profile: A record of each Profile is recorded to the Murmurations Index and can be easily updated, or deleted, if details change… Content Aggregators, such as: Networks Directories Maps Sector… Read More »Using Murmurations

Murmurations explained

The Murmurations Protocol, which we also just call Murmurations, is a standardised, open source set of rules and tools designed to enable decentralised collaboration at scale. Murmurations uses existing standards including JSON Schema,, RSS and JSON-LD to help people, projects and organisations discover each other and share data across platforms and between networks. The ultimate aim of Murmurations is to accelerate the global transition to the regenerative economy. This… Read More »Murmurations explained

Murmurations WordPress Aggregator mapping demo

This video demonstrates how the Murmurations protocol and the Murmurations WordPress Aggregator Plugin can be used to build maps from decentralised data. The demo focuses on how data from profiles which are hosted at their primary URL supersedes data from profiles hosted at third party URLs. This feature of Murmurations is especially powerful for map builders who want to create maps which do not go out of date – and… Read More »Murmurations WordPress Aggregator mapping demo

What can you build on the Murmurations protocol?

The Murmurations protocol is designed to enable decentralised data sharing. The most obvious examples of how it can be used are maps and directories but these are only the beginning. In this blog post we explore some of the other concepts which could be built on Murmurations. Local maps and directories drawing data from multiple sources One of the advantages of Murmurations is the ability to combine data from multiple… Read More »What can you build on the Murmurations protocol?

Murmurations Protocol Version 2 – update for data aggregators

In order to accommodate more features and improve various aspects of how Murmurations works we have developed an improved version (V2) of the Index and its API to allow aggregators to perform more sophisticated searches.  We are also making significant changes to the schemas and fields in the Murmurations Library, which will enable better forward compatibility of schemas and reuse of fields. All of this is still a work in… Read More »Murmurations Protocol Version 2 – update for data aggregators

Murmurations Profile Generator demo

The Murmurations Profile Generator (MPG) makes it easy to create profiles, which validate against one or more schemas, to create entries in the Murmurations Index, so that your data can be aggregated and presented on multiple maps and directories. This demo runs through creating and updating profiles using the MPG and uses the demo aggregator to show how profiles can be rendered and filtered. The demo aggregator is just that,… Read More »Murmurations Profile Generator demo