GeoKey is a web-based platform for participatory mapping. GeoKey is the connecting point between data collection on the one hand and data utilisation through analysis and visualisation on the other hand.
GeoKey provides a platform for participatory mapping that is focussed on providing a server-side infrastructure to receive, store and disseminate geographic data collected by citizens via an open web API.
GeoKey is designed towards the ability to host a great variety of use cases. As such, it does not provide client-side applications to collect, manage, visualise and analyse geographic data through graphic user interfaces. We chose to only build the backend infrastructure to setup projects, manage access to data and to store and validate data.
Applications tied to specific use-cases can be build on top of the REST API. These apps can vary from smartphone apps for data collection over web maps for data visualisation and editing to GIS for data analysis.
GeoKey’s key features include: