Community Almanac is a place on the web where communities can share stories about theirs towns. Community Almanac can host photographs, text stories, and videos; it allows users to map and comment on stories, organized into "almanaces" by place.
Working with The Open Planning Project, the Orton Family Foundation developed the Community Almanac to give people a way to capture, share and celebrate their community’s heart and soul via the web.
At no cost and with minimal technical knowledge, communities will be able to create their own local “Community Almanac:” a place on the web where residents can share stories (text, photos, videos) about the place they live. Unlike all-purpose, “placeless” interest groups found on photo sharing sites or blogs, Community Almanacs are all about one place: that particular community and the stories, values and vision of the people who make it their home.
Community Almanac makes use of the latest in easy-to-use, interactive web mapping technology and is very simple for most users to explore and add their own content.