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

See how organizations have used these tools for social and environmental work, and the impact they've had.
The HALO Trust
Clearing landmines with Google Earth
Chief Almir and the Surui tribe of the Amazon
Mapping indigenous culture in Google Earth
Shelter Associates
Improving sanitation for India’s urban poor with Google Earth
Keystone Foundation
Preserving indigenous communities’ access to water resources and biodiversity using Google Earth
Public Health Foundation of India
Fighting non-communicable diseases using Google Earth
The Association for Interpretation, Japan
Using Open Data Kit and Google Fusion Tables to digitize and visualize daily wildlife observations at nature centers.
iNaturalist
Tracking and Saving Plant and Animal Species, One Photo at a Time
VolunteerMatch
Leveraging Google Maps API to Connect Volunteers with Nearby Nonprofits
GreatSchools
Helping parents find the best school for their children
Neighbors Against Irresponsible Logging (NAIL)
Using Google Earth to stop a logging plan
Appalachian Voices
Transporting the public to mountaintop removal coal mine sites and their impacts using Google Earth and Maps.
Amazonas Sustainable Foundation
Collecting Street View imagery of the Amazon for sustainable development
Save the Elephants
Using Google Earth to track GPS-collared elephants
WWF & Eyes on the Forest
Mapping forests and wildlife ranges in Sumatra with Google Maps
Grameen Foundation AppLab
Bringing market information to Ugandan farmers using Open Data Kit and Google Maps API
Defenders of Wildlife
Showing impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill with Google Maps API
Bristlecone Pine Research
Researching the ancient bristlecone pines with Google Earth
UNEP’s 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