Archive for October, 2007

Community Organizations Love Stickymap’s Community Mapping Software

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Just over three weeks ago, we released Stickymap’s Community Mapping tools, and within that short time frame, many different types of community organizations have begun to use the software.  We’re pleasantly surprised to see how community interest groups have applied the software to illustrate their work. To take a look at how our maps are being used, click on the “Case Studies” that are on the right hand sidebar of our blog.

Stickymap’s Community Mapping Tool is free!

Friday, October 26th, 2007

What’s that? You don’t believe us?! It may sound strange that we have made our software free for everyone to use. But the Stickymap team believes that we’re providing a helpful service to organizations that need it most; community groups that are working to build safe and strong neighborhoods. We’re very proud that we are able to help community groups create and share maps of their neighborhoods – all for free! It is fantastic that we are able to work together to facilitate collaborative community support and learning.

Update to FAQ and Tutorials

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Upon request from several community organizations using our community mapping tool, we’ve updated our FAQ and Tutorials sections. We added some new Flash step-by-step tutorials to explain how to create SuperMaps, and answered some questions that we’ve been asked.

If you do not find these helpful, please contact us and let us know how we can help.

Stickymap written up in the New Haven Independent

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Go to and see their article on Stickymap! Already we have recieved a load of hits and several community group participants from the article. The subject is our new New Haven-based page which indexes New Haven’s community groups and displays Stickymap in New Haven. New Haven remains one of our top-posted cities, and is certainly has the most Stickies per capita of any city.


Stickymap creates a website for the city of New Haven, CT

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Today we launched a website for the city of New Haven, Connecticut – We have been receiving requests from community leaders to create a site that will allow the residents of the city to share their knowledge of individual neighborhoods, favorite places, restaurants, and other businesses. Now, the entire city of New Haven can interact and local community organizations can create and share maps of their projects. Please take some time to explore the maps that New Haven community organizations have created. We find them incredibly rich with information that only an Elm City resident can provide!

Over the next few weeks, we plan to create websites for several other cities in New England in which community organizations have shown an interest in creating maps of their neighborhoods. And please let us know if you would like to have a website created for the city in which you live. launches free Community Organization Mapping Tool

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

For Immediate Release launches free Community Organization Mapping Tool

Fairfield, Connecticut, October 15, 2007, a social action website sponsored by Neighborhood Resources LLC of Weston, CT, launched a free community organization mapping tool today, October 15.

“The new addition to our website allows community organizations to create interactive maps of their neighborhoods. We’ve taken our interactive technology that we developed two years ago as Yale University students and packaged it to allow community groups to share projects in their neighborhoods with the entire online community,” said Daniel Wiznia, project manager and co-founder.

Stickymap is a free application that helps non-profits and other community organizations demonstrate their impact in their neighborhoods as well as their relationships with local businesses.

“Several community organizations in New Haven have been testing the application for the last few months, and since we’ve been receiving requests from other groups, we thought it made sense to make Stickymap’s community organization tools accessible to everyone,” said Max Sklar, co-founder and lead developer.

Stickymap provides an interactive interface that facilitates collaborative community support and learning. Residents, business owners, and community leaders are able to share their opinions and work together to build a stronger and more vibrant neighborhood environment.

“We want everyone to share their neighborhoods,” Sklar said. “ allows users to inform others about their communities.”

The map-making application allows groups to place locations on a custom map, and share this map with residents and organizations in their community. The map provides a graphical representation of the neighborhood and has an interface that allows the community to upload photos and leave comments about locations on the map.

Stickymap is focusing on helping community organizations, foundations, chambers of commerce, and non-profits build strong communities. technology was developed by Yale University graduates Max Sklar and Daniel Wiznia.

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Server Upgrade: More Problems

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Wow!  I can’t believe how many problems this server upgrade has caused.

The good news is that all of the problems from yesterday have been resolved.  This means that you can now browse the map and post markers!

However, we’ve discovered another problem with uploading photos and community logos.  We’re working on getting that up again as soon as possible.


Upgrade to Dedicated Server — Update

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

As of now, we are still in the process of upgrading to our dedicated server.  It is taking a lot longer than we like, and there are a lot of complications involved.  First, while we were waiting to get our nameserver switched to the other site, was still pointing to the old server even though our database was already copied over.  Therefore, when people posted markers in that intrim period they “disappeared” when finally pointed to the right place.  We turned this around by copying over the newly created markers (and user profiles, photos, etc.) to the new server.  But – was that a pain!

Then there were some other problems when our hosting company transferred us over.  They failed to transfer our .htaccess file, which means that would no longer forward to  The apache software that was installed made it impossible to access our “icons” folder, which is reserved in apache, which is why our icons are not showing up, and some php settings were changes which is causing some warnings on our local pages.

So, sorry about the service disruption today and tomorrow.  We’ll try to get this back up and running smoothly as soon as possible.


Stickymap Community Toolkit and Frontpage go Live

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Today, we released the community toolkit.  We also pushed a new front page along with some tutorials so that you can easily see more of Stickymap’s features.  Hopefully, there will be a lot of news to share shortly!

Development Update

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Today we really cleaned out the site in preparation for the long awaited launch of our Community Organization tools. In order to complete this immense and daunting task, we’ve recruited some help from Daniel Fichter, a quality assurance engineer in New York.


We spent the whole day in full development mode in our Fairfield offices, now that the facilities are setup and the internet is working. As promised, I have attached some pictures of this space. Maybe we’ll get some more action shots in the future.

As of right now, we are on our final task, which is to finalize the tutorials that will describe how to use the site and the tools for community organizations. This will be linked from a new front page, which will go live shortly.