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OpenIDEO Geolocator

An online geolocation function would make it easier to connect social entrepreneurs off line.

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OpenIDEO is a unique community of more than 17.000 globally minded and socially engaged users. An online Geolocator on the OpenIDEO website, would make it easier for community members to connect off-line with other members, when they travel either for business or pleasure.


What kind of social impact does this concept achieve?

The geolocator would help community members connect off line, which would make the network stronger and increase the potential for co-creation.

What skills are required to take this concept forward?

A brilliant web designer and an updated version of "Terms of use" which allows personal information to be shared with other members of the community.

How do you envision this concept being supported financially?

The geolocator should become a part of the OpenIDEO platform and I envision it to be for free.

Evaluation results

17 evaluations so far

1. Does this concept increase social impact?

Absolutely! This idea will drive social change - 29.4%

It’s a good start – some impact is likely to be achieved - 64.7%

No – increasing impact is not the main focus of this idea - 5.9%

2. Does this idea inspire *you* to take action?

Sure does – I’m itching to get started turning this idea into impact - 58.8%

Possibly – I’d need to know more to make a decision about how to get involved - 29.4%

No thanks – it’s an interesting idea, but it would be best taken forward by someone else - 11.8%

3. Does this concept help the OpenIDEO community connect and collaborate together?

Yes – it does a brilliant job of enhancing our community connections and might even reach out to external partners - 82.4%

Maybe – it may drive increased collaboration but the concept would need to be further developed first - 17.6%

No – it doesn’t help our community connect or collaborate better - 0%

4. How easy would it be to try prototyping or experimenting with this idea?

Easy – I could have an early prototype running in a few hours - 47.1%

There’s potential but it would take some planning and coordination to make it work - 41.2%

Not really easy – this idea would take considerable resources and planning to get it off the ground - 11.8%

5. Does this concept clearly outline how it will be funded?

Yes, this idea clearly explains funding sources - 47.1%

Sort of – we’d probably still need to think more about how this idea would get funded - 41.2%

No, this idea doesn’t really explain where funding for implementation would come from - 11.8%

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Sorry, if it is already said, was absent for a month, maybe you can think about the iPhone App connecting the Googlemap, OpenIdeo projects' database, so if one is in one place, for example Sarajevo, Bosnia, his location is immediately connected with all projects done there, basic information and eventually recommendations. good luck!

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