Maps help us see the city and show it to others. They help us tell stories about the city. What we want to do here is to make a tool for us to tell map stories in mailing groups and on blogs. We are building a platform for people to make maps of their own and share them with others with similar interests and whats more, put text and images and audio and video on the maps. Googlemaps already allows people to do much of this. So what is new ? It is the way we want to use maps for local social change. So, the map stories could be about garbage and sewerage, about forgotten landmarks, about wildlife in the city or about the unseen violence or about the culinary joys hidden in the bylanes of the city.