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Green Maps Around The World

First, A Note To All Of You


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Green Map


Green Map


I encountered this amazing website over the weekend, and I know some of you would be interested in all it has to offer. It’s an open source project that has set out to make Green Maps all over the world!


According to their website, “Green Map System promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development worldwide, using mapmaking as our medium.” Their purpose is to:


  • Strengthen local-global sustainability networks
  • Expand the demand for healthier, greener choices
  • Help successful initiatives spread to even more communities


Since the project began in 1995, the green mapping movement has spread to over 500 cities, towns and villages in 54 countries. While of course it’s not perfect, the great thing about open source is that it can be built upon. It’s a pretty amazing idea, don’t you think?


Check it out and see if there’s one in your area. And if not, you could probably pretty easily start creating one!


Does this remind you of Walk Score a bit? Hmmm…


I wonder… considering that they are both utilizing Google as a part of their platform, if someone might combine Green Map with Walk Score to create a more powerful system…


Have fun checking it out!


Green Map


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