Facilitate Dialog

Cost effectively create an asset map, preference survey, and feedback platform to talk about the quality of a place

Citizen Feedback

Capture place-based comments and photos in real-time to collaboratively solve issues in your community

Google Maps

Community Remarks is the merger between GIS and community mapping using Google maps

Project Layers

GIS layers and project boundaries can be overlaid to seek direct feedback about a project area or parcel

Mobile Friendly

Mobile version detects user’s location and provides user-friendly interface

The new release of Community Remarks is here!

Added features include:

  • New responsive design
  • Add a comment directly from the map
  • Comment Topics appear in drop down menu to preserve screen real estate
  • Create Jump and District menus with custom zoom extent
  • Assign KML to a District or Topic, filter comments by District
  • Turn off public commenting
  • Create a custom map on the home page
  • Use CR to create a KML layer with comment button

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Recent Projects


Evanston Bike Plan Update

Citizens were invited to participate in an online forum to improve bicycling in the City of Evanston. Community Remarks partnered with the City to provide a custom map to help collect thoughts and comments from Evanston residents on bike lanes, routes, and paths in the City.

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Central Vermont

Plan Central Vermont

Plan Central Vermont: Shaping Our Region from the Ground Up is a regional planning effort through the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) to update their 2008 plan.

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Grand Traverse Greenway

A 3-mile stretch of the abandoned CSX Railroad, the Grand Traverse Greenway will connect downtown Flint, the Flint River and surrounding neighborhoods to the southern part of the city and will become a multi-use trail and create new links between Flint’s colleges, medical centers schools, recreation areas and two major development sites.

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Ferndale Moves!

Ferndale Moves! is a project to make it safer, easier and more convenient to walk, bike, take transit and drive around town. The draft network plan was published on the Community Remarks map. Citizens can click on the map to get a general idea of what is proposed and turn on and off layers of…

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We have found Community Remarks an easy to use and cost effective tool for web based public engagement for every phase of our projects. You can have an engaging crowd sourcing tool up and running in literally hours. We find we get the kind of thoughtful specific feedback that is hard to obtain in traditional public workshop forums. The ability to vote and comment on the input of others is a great way to identify consensus issues vs. outlying opinions. And the input is self-documenting which saves time. We can't imagine doing a project without Community Remarks as part of our team.
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Norman Cox, PLA, ASLA
The Greenway Collaborative
Place Vision is at the forefront of integrating technology into planning and promoting citizen engagement through the Community Remarks tool. The tool was ready immediately and customizable to meet our needs. We had a wonderful experience working with Crystal; she is extremely dedicated to her product and making sure that it is successful. I would highly recommend Crystal and the Community Remarks tool to any planner trying to engage with their community.
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Stephanie Smith
Community Engagement Coordinator A*VISTA

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Did you catch the latest APA Planning & Technology Today Newsletter?

I wrote an article for the Spring edition of the APA Tech Division newsletter, “Building A Collaborative Community Engagement Application” about how Community Remarks has evolved. Community Remarks is a product designed for all types of planning projects and developed collaboratively by each planner that uses it and visualizes how to improve it.
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