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Did You Make A Printed Green Map?

With University of Michigan Information grad students as the Archive Review website was being built, March 2012

Our archive of Green Maps is being donated to the world famous Map Collection at the New York Public Library this summer! This will fulfill an important promise we made to Green Mapmakers, moreover it’s a great permanent home for nearly 500 locally designed and printed Green Maps along with a wide array of outreach and education resources that they have contributed to our Archive over the years.

This Archive has been our major work, and we are especially looking forward to sharing these remarkable maps with new audiences. Eventually, we’ll collaborate with the Library on a digital archive so high quality PDFs can be accessed via both our websites.

It’s taken many months, and many terrific people including these University of Michigan School of Information grad students, Miriely Guerrero, Patrick Galligan, and Wenke Wang. They built our archive review survey, and Mapmakers are now in the final weeks reviewing their printed maps’ description. We’re spreading the word in the hopes of reaching past Mapmakers who are no longer active in our network and encouraging them to take part in this review now. Thank you for helping us make the connection before the maps move to the NYPL's Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division!

So, if you made a printed Green Map, please review it today. We have added translations and are happy to assist you in any way as we complete this important phase of the Archive project by June 1, 2012!