New Mapping Challenge! A Lightning Challenge for Schools in Wayne County, Michigan
With our current lightning challenge now complete, we wanted to launch another challenge just in time for back-to-school! What better time to focus on TMNCorps’s school features?
What is a Lightning Challenge?
For those who are new to our mapping challenges, a lightning challenge is just like our other mapping challenges except they have smaller project areas and shorter time frames.
Schools in Wayne County, Michigan
This lightning challenge will focus on General Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools in Wayne County, Michigan (i.e., the Detroit area) and will run for the month of September.
As you can see from the status map, there are many features in the area that have yet to be edited.
Due to the age and source of the schools data in this area, we're anticipating many changes which may include (but are not limited to):
For starters, Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) provides a list of all the public school districts in Wayne County, MI. Be sure to visit each district’s website for a list of public schools (and corresponding school websites) within. As for private schools, good starting points include MetroParent and NCES. Note that these are secondary (aggregate) sources and do not include every private school in Wayne County.
Regardless of whether it is public or private, remember to confirm each school with an authoritative source (i.e., a school website) before editing a point.
What about the other mapping challenges? Are they still open?
Our mapping challenge for Colorado is closed, but our challenge for the Mid-Atlantic (i.e., NY, NJ and PA) is still open as of this post. Feel free to participate in either challenge, and check back frequently for updates on each.
Reach out to us at email@example.com with questions. Thanks for all that you do, and Happy Mapping!