Eco Cool Cartography with Green Map and Google


Going on a vacation and want to make it a green theme? Green Map can help.

As part of a locally-led mapping project now in 500 cities, towns and villages in 54 countries, Green Map creates green portraits of small towns and big cities wanting to boast sustainable projects, parks, farmer’s markets, organic farms, co-ops and public transportation in just about any language you need it to be in.


Participate in producing your own map for the town you live in, explore already prepared maps and even add to maps where you think a spot was overlooked.

You can even customize your view according to “the icons of greatest personal interest, a flagging system to help monitor the quality of public content, and soon, will offer enhanced widgets so you can embed Open Green Maps on your own website.”

How cool.

Why stop there? Taking their mission to the next level, Green Map plans on soon utilizing their Open Green Map, an interactive mapmaking tool that will merge local knowledge and iconography with Google Maps. When you’re on your way to the next business meeting in the city and need a shot of green before hitting the concrete jungle, you’ll know exactly where to charge your batteries.


Look for their official launch on World Environment Day, June 5, 2009 where they’ll invite the public to add comments, green ratings, images and videos to share how each site on the map has changed their life with an innovative “Impact Index”.

I’m already there.

Top image: Moriza

Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.