For thousands of years, maps have enabled humans to navigate and understand space. In their earliest forms, maps charted stars and simple landscape features to develop awareness of their creator’s surroundings. From cave walls, to stone tablets, to paper, and now to digital devices, maps have been consistently updated to capture and display information relevant to our daily lives. Therefore, as our lives and our environment become more dynamic, so must our maps.
Cities are dynamic, but maps still struggle to capture how fast a city can change and the type of information sought by its occupants. As a map-based platform to discover and create real-time, searchable information about places and things in your city, Turf does just that. By leveraging the knowledge and experience of the community, Turf creates an inclusive, interactive, and real-time view of your surroundings. Turf reshapes a tool that has guided us for thousands of years for use in our contemporary cities.