Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nicaragua Nexus Map

NOTE: As of October 7, 2012, only two partnerships have been entered. Stay tuned!

Nicaragua Nexus is a network of partnerships between organizations based in the United States -- mainly in New England -- and communities in Nicaragua. the Nicaragua Nexus Map on Google Maps shows the locations of each partnership. Each icon identifies the partnership briefly; more detail is available on this blog. For each U.S. participant, its Nicaraguan counterparts are shown with the same map symbol, and vice-versa.

It is a single map, but this blog entry highlights two windows onto the map, one at the national scale in Nicaragua and the other at the regional scale in southern New England. Participants are asked to provide James Hayes-Bohanan with any corrections, additions, or more detail. Locations can be as general as a town hall or as specific as a particular coffee mill or school!

In Nicaragua, communities and projects are in urban and rural areas throughout the western portion of the country. Click icons for details, and look for matching icons on both parts of the map.

View Nicaragua Nexus in a larger map

In New England, partners are based at various colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, and congregations.

View Nicaragua Nexus in a larger map

The main purpose of the map is to help organizations that are involved in the same or nearby communities to be able to find each other, for sharing contacts, resources, or the ability to transport items. As the project develops, the U.S. side of the equation could easily expand beyond New England.