A Green Map is a locally-made map that uses the universal Green Map® Icons to highlight the social, cultural, and sustainable resources of a particular geographic area.
Some Green Maps focus only on beneficial natural and sustainability sites, while others include problems impacting community well-being, such as toxic hot spots and other sources of blight. Many Green Maps include narrative text, photos, and background information about the sites identified by the Icons.
Different groups of people have been creating Green Maps for over a decade now, designing unique maps of their communities.
Sustainable Swansea created the first green map in Wales and has continued at the forefront of this global movement by working in different communities in Swansea to create our very own green maps, each of which can be downloaded here as an electronic document (PDF) or view the complete online map at the bottom of the page.
The latest map in the series, the Swansea Green Spaces Map is now available, click on the image to the left to download it as a pdf.
If you would like to get involved in the updating of the interactive Green Maps please use the contact form here to send an email or alternatively, if you simply want to add a site to the map then try the mobile Open Green Map web app.
Using this with your mobile phone or tablet means you can upload all the information you need to put a site on the Green Map - it even works offline, so you can collect the data as you go and upload it all later. All sites added this way are sent to the map making team for verification before appearing on the map. For full instructions, see this page or click the help symbol in the app.