A so-called “green map” for Iceland is being worked on where eco-friendly services and natural resources are marked on a geographical map of Iceland. It is designed for consumers looking for environmentally-certified products and services.
“It has been time for a while now to publish such a map and it will first and foremost be accessible on the internet,” Anna Karlsdóttir, geographer and lecturer at the University of Iceland, told 24 Stundir.
The project is being worked on by the University of Iceland tourism department and environmentalist website natturan.is.
“Natturan.is has been collecting and distributing information on various topics related to green companies and production so it fits our purpose quite well,” Karlsdóttir said.
The green map for Iceland is part of an international project where hundred of such maps from various places in the world are available on the website greenmap.org.
“The green map system has become very extensive and now it is being connected with GoogleMaps so it will become accessible for everyone, both local residents and tourists,” Karlsdóttir added.
Launching the project is rather expensive. “In the first run it will only be a standardized map in a pdf format but later we naturally want it to be much more interactive,” Karlsdóttir explained.
The map’s first version will be posted on natturan.is in the next few days. Karlsdóttir calls for comments from readers and pointers on service outlets missing from the map, emphasizing that the green map is a non-profit project.