Our request for help as we translate the interface on OpenGreenMap.org has yielded 3 languages to date, Spanish, Portuguese and German. The first 2 are thanks to support from Natural Cosmeticos and the latter thanks to interns. Our template is working well and our website smoothly changes from one to the next. Now we have seed funding toward Chinese, and hope more Global Givers will step up and contribute.
We had an amazing launch for this social mapping platform - 13 events in 10 countries on World Environment Day! Download our illustrated report and then explore the first 55 Open Green Maps and 4700 sites!
Now we are developing the mobile applications, sharing, youth and low cost resources to go with it. See the first of these on the website under Share and Promote!
This is a great time to get involved with Green Map System, and help us reach more communities in China and provide our easy mapmaking and exploring platform to all!
By Wendy E Brawer - Founding Director & Secretary of the Board
We're pleased to forward this Global Giving Greeting from Hu Huizhe, China's Green
Map Hub Leader, from her base at Friends of Nature in Beijing:
。Open Green Map的互动标注系统可以为地球村的村民们提供更加多元和有效的参与。
。同时，Open Gren Map 不仅易于操作，即时更新，还具有超国界的延展性，网络和手
机用户都可以即时参与。让我们一起使用 Open Green Map来给这个世界添加色彩和个性
Green Maps highlight local natural, cultural and green living sites to promote personal
and community well-being. Transforming local information into global interaction, the
Open Green Map social mapping platform spurs healthy participation as it shares
diverse public viewpoints. Celebrating sustainability and social resources without
barriers, Open Green Maps are always available, easily updated, expanded and
explored in online, mobile and custom formats. Enrich today's world and envision a
verdant, hopeful future with Open Green Map!
相信中文版的Open Green Map 可以让更多人了解到在中国的社区所发生的各种环保活动
。同时，Open Green Ｍap 也可以鼓励更多中国公众方便、有效地参与到社区记录和发展
Since its beginning in 2005, now there are more than 20 active Green Map teams all
over China. Friends of Nature is the first authorized organization to outreach for and
create Green Maps in Beijing. Various groups including student groups, local
communities, academic researchers, eco-tourism and village communities have
participated in Green Mapping in different forms in China. We have also created quite
a few unique and fresh maps featuring the local cultural essence while reflecting a
global vision. We believe that a Chinese interface of Open Green Map will let
more people understand how Chinese Green Mapmakers work on sustainable
development and environment protection. In the meanwhile, Open Green Map also
provide an efficient, feasible, and interesting interactive platform for more public
participation from China. It will be a great support for all Green Mapmakers.