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Message from Green map HQ 01 May

Posted by hannah c Friday, 4 May 2007- 2:56 pm
hi Mapmakers,

We are moving quickly on the Greenhouse development, and happy more existing Mapmakers are registering each day! If you want some ideas for writing your own registration & profiles, you can explore these at

(anyone can click and see what's up, new Blogs, Resources etc.... you can't see the design yet, but you can see some of the new content.)

At the same time, new projects are registering (the old way) and new Green Maps are being published! Although we are not really updating the old site so much now, we wanted to welcome these new projects:

Rockland County NY US - where a citizens group led by Carolina Svedberg is making a tourism and residential focused map

Ningbo China - where Huanqing (Calling for Green) Society has made a wonderful hand drawn map, concurrent with registration (thanks for your help, Friends of Nature!)

Most recently published includes:

San Antonio Texas USA - created for the American Institute of Architects annual meeting, this map came out great! It will be one of the first available in the Greenhouse, I bet, as soon as Steven Colley adds a Map Profile! Houston Texas will host next year's AIA meeting, and will register online in mid-May, too.

Thailand Environment Institute just hosted another successful Earth Day event, including the debut of the Trang Thailand Green Map - they have made several dozen display Green Maps, but this is the first published and it's really beautiful!

And our neighbors at Westchester County GIS in New York have all but completed their online interactive Green Map, looking great, with a few tweaks to come! We'll be linking it to the online maps page of our (old) site in a couple of days....

Congrats & welcome to all - but wait, there are more! Green Map Japan just sent a wonderful selection of fresh Green Maps, created in Japan 2006-07! all are listed here, thanks to Risa - (I'm adding a new blog now about upcoming interns, now)

Sorry if i forgot to mention something important - so much going on here!

all the best, and thanks so much, web
Izuka Bike Map
Izuka city, Fukuoka,
This map encourages users to find natural resources around Izuka city by bike. It has plenty of information of different kind of bikes, and rules for safe biking. Nice clear design for small area map.
Takaoka Green Map,
Takaoka city, Toyama,
Explore the artisans of Takaoka city
Takaoka has been known as “A City of Traditional Craftsmanship”. This map introduces indigenous process and materials including lacquerware and metalwork that were developed here. It is unique – it is designed for taking notes directly on the map, and includes a slit in the middle so it can be opened like a book or flat like a map. Nice artisan icons and photos, too!
Kawagoe Green Map,
Kawagoe city, Saitama,
Kawagoe has a lot of historical buildings, yet it’s a modern city. The bright, large scale map includes rich nature resources such as places to get spring water, waterfowl, habitats, bushes and ponds.
Adachi Green Map,
Adachi-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo,
Adachi city is surrounded by eight rivers and many waterways. This aerial view map teaches you how those waters and ecological systems based on them protect the community from global warming’s effects, and also their usage in emergency situations.
Maioka Kashio Area Green Map,
This boldly designed pocket size Green Map contains 4 walking tours to see nature and historical features, created by 39 mapmakers in the community. Map users would find new perspectives, thanks to this map. New local icon for ‘bench’.
Okusawa Green Map,
Okusawa, Tokyo, Tokyo,
Okusawa is located in the Setagaya Ward of Tokyo. By showing historical features, this warmly designed map gives further understanding into the unique environment and urban design, as well as the many small galleries where one can enjoy art and crafts made by the local community.
Hamachari Road Map,
Yokohama city, Kanagawa,
Hamachari are recycled bikes collected and repaired by the city then rented to explore the beautiful area by Yokohama port. This map introduces parks and museums etc to relax whole day by biking, not spending time at the malls there. This is the newest Yokohama Green Map, and is very invitingly designed!
2007 Toyama Green Map,
Toyama city, Toyama,
Simple ecological information and getting around the city, especially by biking. Nice sumi-e (ink calligraphy) on the cover!
Tokyo Cycling Green Map,
Tokyo, Tokyo,
Released in an edition of 290,000 copies distributed by the major newspaper, Asahi Shinbun, this map asks: You might have had this experience, that you didn’t know the season has changed in Tokyo, because we are too busy, working and living in this giant city. This map allows you to cycle everywhere and find new ways to relax and enjoy nature. Use your five senses to feel nature in the city!

All Are Wonderful!!
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