Thursday, September 02, 2004

Green Maps world-wide

This is the best starting point for exploring Green Maps:


Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Old map of Barton Hill

Click on the Gazeteer, scroll down and click on Somerset. Then click on a region, like Barton Hill:

The map is an old Ordnance Survey of 1887.


Wednesday, August 18, 2004

First photo post

We can post photos here! But Blogger doesn't host images to keep bandwidth costs down. So the photo needs to be online somewhere already. You must paste the address of the photo in your posting to this blog. To find out the address right click on the photo and save its address. Then, in this blog, add a post. In the preview area click the 'Upload Image/File' button when composing your posting. Then paste in the address of the photo. You can also download Blogger's tool for uploading images - see Help in upper right of the screen.


Wednesday, August 11, 2004

creating a green map for Bristol

Green mapping took off at the beginning of the 1990s. Since then over 200 green maps have been published around the world in both printed form and digital form. Many of these maps have an urban focus. These maps show sites of environmental significance: provision of green goods and services; availability of open space; toxic hot-spots; and so on. They make use of a broadly recognised set of map icons called the Green Map System developed by a team of eco-designers led by Wendy Brauwer from New York. Green mapping has the potential to facilitate the spread of innovative greening ideas from place to place.

GreenBristol aims to set in motion a green mapping process in Bristol. The project is being piloted in the Bristol New Deal for Communities area: Barton Hill, Redfield, Lawrence Hill, The Dings. Community at Heart awarded funding to the project in February 2004. It is hoped that the idea will catch on in other neighbourhoods of Bristol too.