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 that impact on community well-being, such as pollution.
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) by clicking on its cover image below.
Green maps from around the world have also been uploaded to an interactive online map called Open Green Maps. Most of the Swansea green maps can be explored interactively using that site by clicking on the word 'interactive' below the relevant cover image.