The DGM team has long looked for inspiration in other organizations, locally and otherwise, that have their own unique way of structuring and displaying data, especially maps.  In the spirit of sharing resources and facilitating discussion, the team proposed the idea of gathering local mapmakers together to discuss their experiences.  The first ‘Mapmakers Meeting’ was held in January 2016 and featured representatives from Community Development Advocates of Detroit to talk about their d[COM]munity project, as well as Detroit Greenways Coalition who spoke on their bike lane and bike parking map.  DGM held two more meetings in 2016 featuring voices from The Greening of Detroit, Detroit Future Cities, and the City of Detroit’s Open Data Portal.  DGM intends to continue these discussions in 2017.