Updates

WELCOME TO OGM2

OGM2 is Green Map System's second Open Green Map platform. Designed for community mapping, this open source platform is ready for all kinds of mapmakers, from students to professionals who want to draw attention to sustainability resources and needs in their own city or town.

OGM2 includes the original set of Green Map Icons for charting nature, culture, social justice and sustainable living resources. OGM2 allows for new icon sets to be added, for example, our Recovery Icons (created in response to the Pandemic) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, along with customized sets for specific localities.

Start by Browsing or explore the world view map. Much more about Green Map System's adaptable mapping process, local outcomes and our icons is at GreenMap.org.

Want to make a map on OGM2?

Create a new account at the Sign in (it's free for non-commercial projects). Tutorials in video and text formats are on the About page, along with Demos and Presentations (including upcoming announcements) - find a list of OGM2's Advantages there too. This platform is versatile and includes all the data from the original OGM platform, which is gradually being updated by mapmakers. There are dozens of brand-new Green Maps to explore too - start on the Browse page! 

Wendy Brawer and all of Green Map System thank Bogdan Szabo and Alexandra Casapu, the open source development GISCollective for their great open work on OGM2. We are grateful to all the Green Mapmakers whose experience contributes to this platform's continual progress. Thanks to Ciprian Samoila for support of our organization's website of stories and mapping resources, too! 

Today is a great day to start making your first Green Map!  

What we have accomplished so far:

May 2021 - Mapmaker Dashboard!! Login to see all your teams, maps, icons etc on one Manage menu 
April 2021 - Campaigns - a quick, targeted way to engage people in mapping with you
March 2021 - Check out our Open Data Day presentation
February 2021 - The GIS Collective added an Update to their website with more technical information
January 2021 - Browse and Search improvements
December 2020 - Yes, you can now add sound files, 360º photos and more to location descriptions
November 2020 - a great month for connecting with networks and selecting the languages of the interface! 
October 2020 - Refining the data filtering, photos and profile
September 2020 - More flexibility: add your own base map
August 2020 - New! Now you can map Lines and Polygons, upload GPX files or draw bike routes, car-free zones, etc!
July 2020 - Several new resources are added, including an FAQ!
June 2020 - Now in Beta, with first tutorials ready (see them on the About page)
March 2020 - open to all for alpha testing
February 2020 - open to Green Mapmakers to update their OGM1 data and provide feedback

Want to help OGM2? Your donations to Green Map and feedback to the GIS Collective are welcome. 

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