By Conor White
Map Your Idea is an exciting platform that brings the general public a way to easily create crowdsourced and community maps. The idea began when four friends produced a crowdsourced map of socially distant trick-or-treat spots in Seattle for Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 2,300 homes were registered on the map and with nearly 140,000 views, ‘Map My Halloween’ went viral and featured on local news and national television. Map Your Idea continued to develop into the holiday season and allows people to create free, public, crowdsourced maps based on their own creative ideas.
Map Your Holiday is a feature of Map Your Idea and it gives people information on how to explore and enjoy neighborhood light displays at a distance during this festive season of the COVID-19 pandemic. The map displays lights and socially-distanced festive events across the United States.
Some of the features on the map include;
Holiday Lights: Classic holiday lights, like a lighted home.
Elaborate Holiday Display: Displays with all of the fixings.
Distanced Holiday Event: Special outdoor events such as parades, etc.
Outdoor Holiday Market: Distanced, holiday-specific markets catering to festive cheer.
Holiday Shopping and Decor: Locations selling holiday supplies, decorations, gifts, etc.
See Santa from a Distance: Santa’s workshops, etc.
Trees for Purchase: Christmas trees, stands, etc.
It is a different holiday season for most this year with many of the usual festivities altered due to the pandemic, but even though this season is challenging, Map Your Idea is making it bright with their fun, interactive lights map.