The First Green Map in NYC
The very first Green Map was created in NYC also was called the Green Apple Map. It was designed to assist tourists, relative newcomer, also Native New Yorkers to once again show a personal interest in natural sites and culturally significant places that make our environment special.
First published in the year 1992 by the magazine "Modern World Design," the answer to it evoked the concepts of a globally related, locally adapted "Green Card" system. By 1995, the development of a joint global program was started, which is presented in more detail on the web page of the history of HMS.
The Green Apple map remains one of the local projects implemented by the GMS team in NYC. Currently, several different projects are being implemented, ranging from city-wide mapping and ending with neighborhood map made by young people. In many respects, the Green Apple map is still one of the flagship Green Maps, functioning as the proving ground for the global GMS program, while also contributing to the environment of New York. Many lessons are learned and passed on to other green cartographers, while we connect New Yorkers and visitors with resources for a more sustainable future. What's in store for the Green Apple Map project? Green card of ENERGY! Follow the updates on GreenAppleMap.org.
The Office of the Green Map in New York is the center for resource development, advocacy, and support. Due to the growing number of projects, a decentralized management system based on the "hub" was adopted. The Green Map system called on various regions to create local support networks. The Green Map system and its network of regional centers and the Green Maps projects under the leadership of the communities share their results.
The GreenMap.org website is a gathering point for Green Map developers and users. GreenMap.org came online in 1995, and it was re-launched in May 2007, with a resource center for Mapmakers around the world to communicate and share experiences in the field of "Green Mapping." This content management system is called Greenhouse, which symbolizes its ability to grow and represent the "green card garden."
Although the Green Map system allows local cartographers to use their Green Mapping icons and tools, each project is independent and local. Mass groups and established non-profit organizations, universities and schools, government and travel agencies use badges and adaptable methodologies to develop and publish the Green Map of their community in a way that meets the needs of residents and visitors.
While the Green Map System prefers and promotes the spelling of the Green Map for the preservation of trademark applications, the "green map" and the "green card" are often used by local Green Map projects. The Green Map system takes care of maintaining control over copyright and trademarks to preserve the perceived integrity of the system; They want to prevent the use of Green Maps in the green flushing and do not allow the public use of their assets.
The green map is "Think Global, Map Local!". This is a game on the normal world level - act locally and imply the same depth of local participation for positive changes.
All "green" maps use globally developed "green icons," developed jointly by a network of local project leaders. It is claimed that this is the only universal set of symbols for maps in the world. Globally designed icons ensure that all "Green Maps" will attract and guide a variety of users. As sustainability concepts are always evolving, Green Mapmakers developed the third version of the symbols released in March 2008.