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Indonesian Journalists Recognized for Green Map Coverage

TPI TV's winning journalist team

Coverage about Green Map projects won 3 awards from the Indonesian Ministry of Public Works in November 2009!

Mapmaker Marco Kusumawijaya won first prize in On-line Media category with his "Warga, Tata Ruang, Jakarta Lestari" (Citizen, Spatial Plan, Sustainable Jakarta) which appeared in his blog,

Second Best was won by a group of writers for "Peta Lokal, Jaringan Global" (Local Maps, Global Network) at Majalah Temporead more »

Cause /Affect Award for Open Green Map!

Wendy Brawer at the Cause / Affect Awards

We're so pleased to have our work recognized by the AIGA design organization in San Francisco's Cause/ Affect social design competition.

There are several categories to explore online, and here are the Environment winners - we are happy to be with such illustrious company!

1st: “The California Academy of Sciences Exhibit” – Volume Inc.
2nd: “Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge” – Clif Bar & Company
3rd: “Open Green Map” – Green Map System

Our work is included in the exhibit that runs through August 9, 2009 at the AIGA more »

Index Awards Finalist!!

Index Awards

We're very pleased to announce that the Open Green Map was selected as a Finalist for the 2009 Index Award, the prestigious Danish social design prize!

Our entry was shortlisted in the Community category. Click this link to see our entry online and to find out about the global traveling exhibit that started its journey in Copenhagen in August. We're very pleased that our social mapping platform is featured in this exhibit and the Index Prize more »

We Media & Ashoka Changemakers Honors the Open Green Map

Although the Open Green Map social mapping platform did not win, in February 2009, our 'pitch' to the We Media & Ashoka Changemakers jurors led to some great exchanges and connections!

Tele Atlas Maps In Apps Third Prize Winner

Tele Atlas is the provider of the base maps that appear on Google Maps. Their Fall 2008 competition for wireless devices was exciting for us because we were able to demonstrate our Open Green Map platform at the CTIA Wireless convention, and met hundreds of people interested in our unique social purpose application. We also won $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in TeleAtlas data, both a boon to platform development!

NetSquared Featured Project!

Spring 2008 - even before the Open Green Map was open for 'business', this social mapping platform was selected by TechSoup's prestigious NetSquared Mashup Challenge! Recently, we added a blog post about the many rewards of participating in an open competition like this. What a valuable experience!

Top Ten - America's Giving Challenge

In January 2008, Green Map System gained many new supporters in this online giving contest. In additional to the funds sent in, we received an extra Top Ten check from Global Giving! These funds seeded the development of the Open Green Map sustainability mapping platform. Our entry is still online, you can join over 370 people in supporting our work.

Award Winning Work in Indonesia

Marco & members of the Indonesia Green Map network

Great News from Indonesia!
We are so pleased that the work of Jakarta Mapmaker Marco Kusumawijaya and colleagues in using post-tsunami community participatory restoration techniques has been received an important award – Dubai International Award for Best Practices 2008!

Marco has written the project description below. One year after the tsunami, on December 26, 2005, the Banda Aceh Green Map was published (linked at the bottom), and their rebuilding work continued. Involved in Green Mapmaking since 2001, he and his colleagues across the country have published a great diversity of maps, websites and related resources that celebrate biodiversity, green living, the rich cultural heritage and disaster prevention as seen at If you would like to help the Indonesian Green Map Hub (see the impressive map they have linked to their website's upper right), please contact Elanto Wijoyono at joeyakarta [a] greenmap [.] or[.] id- or contact us to help you contribute to their work! In this photo, Marco is plaid in front, and co-chair Elanto is in white, find some history here, too. read more »

Westchester County Green Map Project Receives Best of New York Award

On March 19, 2008, the Westchester County Green Map was awarded the Best of New York Award in the Green IT category. Selections were made by the Center for Digital Government. The Best of New York Awards honors New York government agencies for IT innovation and excellence.

Tokyo Cycling Green Map wins Modal Shift Prize!

See English below Japanese.


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