Get inspired by organizations who have used Google mapping tools for good

Explore how nonprofit and public benefit organizations are using Google's mapping tools to visualize their cause and improve operations. Read the case studies for an in-depth look at how organizations have integrated Google's mapping tools into their work and the impact that they have had. Visit the Showcase to browse more examples of maps created by nonprofit organizations.

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Jane Goodall

The Jane Goodall Institute uses Google Earth and Open Data Kit on Android phones for their REDD+ forest monitoring projects in Tanzania and Uganda.

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Chief Almir Surui

Just fifty years ago Chief Almir's tribe had their first contact with outsiders. Now, instead of bows and arrows, they are protecting their land with their laptops and Google Earth.

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WWF & Eyes on the Forest

WWF & Eyes on the Forest use Google Maps Engine to show forest loss, tiger, elephant, rhino and orangutan ranges.

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Case Studies

WWF & Eyes on the Forest Mapping forests and wildlife ranges in Sumatra with Google Maps Engine

Living Oceans Society Conserving British Columbia's coastline with Google Maps Engine

The HALO Trust Clearing landmines with Google Earth Pro

Chief Almir and the Surui Mapping indigenous culture in Google Earth and monitoring the Surui Carbon Project with Open Data Kit

Amazonas Sustainable Foundation Collecting Street View imagery of the Amazon for sustainable development

Mercy Corps Using Google Maps API for Business for the Tajikistan Stability Enhancement Program Monitoring and Evaluation System

Grameen Foundation AppLab Bringing market information to Ugandan farmers with the help of Open Data Kit and Google Maps API

Defenders of Wildlife Showing impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill with Google Maps API

Shelter Associates Mapping slums in India with Google Earth

Project Kaisei Tracking their North Pacific Gyre expedition with Google Earth and Maps

Borneo Orangutan Survival Visualizing donor's adopted acreage on Google Earth.

Save the Elephants Protecting elephants from poaching by tracking them on Google Earth

Appalachian Mountaintop Removal Transporting the public to mountaintop removal coal mine sites and their impacts using Google Earth and Maps.

Edge of Existence Showcasing the world's threatened species with Google Earth and Spreadsheet Mapper

Jane Goodall Institute Monitoring chimpanzees and their forest habitat using Google Earth and Open Data Kit

Neighbors Against Irresponsible Logging Sparking grassroots activism with Google Earth

UNEP: Atlas of Our Changing Environment Exploring the changes in the world's landscape over time with Google Earth.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Crisis in Darfur Illuminating the genocide in Darfur with satellite imagery, data and multimedia in Google Earth

Sierra Club and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling with Google Earth

Adelia Barber Planning ancient bristlecone pine research with Google Earth