Community Commons

Community Commons is a web-based application that helps users interactively visualize data through Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The Commons network provides learning opportunities for regional, national, and transnational organizations and networks. Community Commons ( is designed to align, leverage, and accelerate investments and learning across place-based initiatives, projects, and activities.

CARES serves as the technology back-end for the Commons. CARES houses the technical architecture, programming staff for the entire site including the collaborative Hub technology. CARES also maintains the database systems and data experts to support the mapping and reporting tools on the Commons. CARES partners closely with IP3, the Institute for People, Place and Possibility to host the Commons and manage the content and curation of user community.


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