Green Map

What is the Quincy Green Map?

The Quincy Green Map is an interactive, online map that marks the city’s natural, historical, and sustainable living sites. The map, which is part of a global green map, was created using the Open Green Map, an interactive mapmaking tool created by Green Map System. The map is open to the public to use as a means to explore and learn about Quincy. It also invites the public to contribute their own information or add sites.

Why have a Quincy Green Map?

The City of Quincy has a wide range of natural environments – upland and bottomland forests, marshes, swamps, ponds, vernal pools, meadows, bogs, islands, rivers, estuaries, and 27 miles of coastline. It has a rich Native American, colonial, and industrial history. Quincy also has many resources for sustainable living, such as a farmers’ market, used clothing stores, Zip Cars, and discounted compost bins. The Quincy Green Map is an easy way to learn and share information about all of these great resources.

With a map of Quincy’s natural, historical, and sustainable living resources, residents and visitors can make connections between their own lives and those resources. We hope that such connections spur those residents and visitors to explore and support our naturally and historically rich city.

How do you use the Quincy Green Map?

Click here to explore the Quincy Green Map: http://www.opengreenmap.org/greenmap/quincy-green-map

Once you enter the map, you will see icons marking different sites in the city. If you hover your mouse over an icon, the site’s name will appear. If you click once on an icon, a bubble will open with a photo. If you click once on the name of the site in the bubble, you will access more information. Some sites have videos; click on “multimedia” to see if there’s a video attached to the site (e.g., the Hazeltine site, which was purchased with CPA funds and is now protected as open space, contains a video of QEN’s Steve Perdios sharing information on the CPA).


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