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Selected Stories from the Worldwide Green Mapmakers
Stories written by Green Mapmakers about their experience working on Green
Map projects are a rich and informative resource. In addition to our Green Map
Atlas anthology, a selection of "behind-the-map"
stories is featured here.
Read these reports for planning ideas, creative solutions, technical details
and all-around inspiration. Many thanks to the authors who contributed these
thoughtful accounts. All of these stories pre-date the 2007 development of our
Greenhouse content management system (described in the FAQ). Click Maps
for a wealth of fresh fascinating stories, illustrated with map views,
photos, data and more. Please visit the About section to read more
about the evolution of Green Map System as a collaborative global movement.
Aichi's Story 05 describes how Aichi EXPO 2005 was enhanced by Chubu
Recycle Citizens Organization’s diverse Green Map projects, alongside
their popular showcases of local and global Green Maps.
Author: Green Map System Program Coordinator Alice Hartley, 2005 (see the album too.)
Cuba's Story 04 tells the resourceful, nationwide story of workshop
and action oriented Green Mapmaking in this island nation. In English and Spanish.
Author: Mapas Verde Pan Americas Network, special thanks to Mapmakers Liana
Bidart Cisneros of Havana Cuba and Maeve Lydon of Victoria, Canada 2004.
Taiwan's Story 03 shows how Society of Wilderness chapters created
several unique maps with various community groups. In Traditional Chinese and
Author: Jen Pei Wong, with translation by Yan Yang, 2004. We launched GreenMap.cn
GreenMap Japan 03 was one of the first Green Map Hubs, our regional/national
mapmaking support centers. Read about this tremendously popular effort and how
it has spread throughout a country.
Author: Green Map System, 2004.
The Global Mapmakers Meeting 02 in Bellagio, Italy was the first
time a large group of Green Mapmakers from all parts of the world gathered together.
Read about this historic meeting and its impressive outcomes; view the photo
Author: Green Map System, 2002.
Gouda's Story 97 is derived from email messages sent back and forth
during the development of the first interactive GIS web-based Green Map, and
features several media and technology considerations that may still be relevant
to today’s Green Mapmakers.
Authors: Michelle Thomasson & Frits van
de Laan in The Netherlands, 1997.
Liverpool's Story 97 shows the initial step-by-step planning that
evolved into a printed Green Map. It was the first one published in the UK,
nearly three years after this plan was written.
Author: Andrew Dix in England, 1997.
Brooklyn's Story 02 tells about the making of Go Green NYC, a Green
Map created by young people ages 12-17. The group explored the City by bike
and produced a map focused on mobility, human power and alternative transportation.
Author: Sarahjane Sacchetti in New York City, 2001.
East Harlem's Story 00 is about a neighborhood map created by youth,
who explored the geographic parish of All Saints Church. Read how the project
brought the history, culture and natural places in their neighborhood to life.
Author: Dr. Robert Zuber in New York City, 2000.
Malmö's Story 99 covers the creation of two editions of this
city and countryside Green Map. It was the first Green Map to achieve a second
edition in print.
Author: Tor Fossum in Sweden, 1999.
Montreal's Story 98 covers the planning and publishing of the
Tiotiake Eco-Montreal Maps in both printed and web-based form. This project
was quite unique in its approach.
Authors: Jim Banks & Douglas Jack in Canada, 1998.
New York's Story 92 covers the "dawn" of the Green Map concept,
way back in 1991. That original Green Apple Map inspired a response that led
to the organization of the global program in 1995.
Author: Wendy Brawer, Green
Map System’s founding director in New York, 1994.