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Green Map

“For all people ready to participate in creating a healthy, sustainable and just world, Green Map System offers a direct pathway to the significant ecological, cultural and civic resources near home through our locally published and interactive maps, our globally recognized icons and mapmaking tools, and communications network linking Mapmakers in more than 55 countries. Green Map System has promoted inclusive participation in sustainable community development around the world since 1995, using mapmaking as our medium. Over 875 locally-led map projects have successfully published more than 550 local Green Maps, used by millions to connect with green living, nature, social and cultural resources near home and while traveling. Each unique map utilizes Green Map® Icons to highlight both positive and challenging sites. Project profiles, mapmaking resources, our history and much more about Green Map System and our award-winning iconography is at GreenMap.org. Now, we’re taking our inclusiveness mission to the next level with the Open Green Map, an interactive mapmaking tool that helps people worldwide quickly share their own selection of sustainability sites, pathways and resources online. Merging local knowledge and our freshly updated iconography (download chart and definitions) with Google Map and open source Drupal technology, the resulting interactive maps can be explored here today. You can quick find, compare and learn from each site and community initiative on the map. Open Green Map (OGM) invites the public to add their own comments, green ratings, images and videos and share how each site on the map has changed their life with an innovative ‘Impact Index’. With this social mapping website, people of all ages and backgrounds can get involved! Download a flowchart for a quick overview.” – from the Green Map about page.

Keywords: Built Environment, Climate Change, Crowd Sourcing, Ecosystem Health, Green Infrastructure, online mapping

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