Understanding that respondents can be greatly affected by outreach methods, sMap features both individual and “shared” map styles that offer unique environments for the user. Individual maps contain the points of a single individual, creating a closed environment in which input is unaffected by other respondents. “Shared” maps display all generated points from every user on a single map, creating an environment in which respondents can be influenced by prior input, and able to see others’ input at any time. These options help to meet the needs of a variety of projects, allowing sMap to act as a survey of individuals, a think tank for idea generation, a supplement to other outreach efforts, a mapped inventory for unlimited application, or a foundation for community engagement.