“A well-designed map has transcendental power and can be easily understood and translated by everyone everywhere regardless of literacy or language” – Bernard Nietschmann, 1995
CAMP is informed and inspired by other mapping projects built around topics like environmental justice, indigenous land and resource rights, and keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
RAISG – Online Map of the Amazon
Red Amazonica de Informacion Socioambiental Georreferenciada (RAISG, or the Amazon Geo-Referenced Soicio-Environmental Information Network) is a project to coordinate and exchange information for the collective rights, sustainability, and social and environmental diversity of the Amazonian region. Resources and reports are available on the RAISG website in Spanish, and a 2012 report “Amazonia Under Pressure” (English) includes data and analyses on roads, oil and gas, mining, hydroelectric plants, fires and deforestation. Their 2015 online map – similar to CAMP – shows fossil fuel extraction, indigenous territories, and protected areas in the Amazon.
The Environmental Justice Atlas
The EJAtlas documents and catalogues social conflict around environmental issues, aiming to make these mobilization more visible, highlight claims and testimonies and to make the case for true corporate and state accountability for the injustices inflicted through their activities. It also serves as a virtual space for those working on EJ issues to get information, find other groups working on related issues, and increase the visibility of environmental conflicts.
LandMark is a dynamic, online mapping platform that provides critical information on the collective land and natural resource rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities around the world. The global platform supports local livelihoods and well-being by increasing the visibility of indigenous and community lands and presenting crucial information on the state of land rights.
Fossil Fuels on U.S. Public Lands
The Center for Biological Diversity is working alongside allies in a national Keep It in the Ground campaign, making a historic push (through appeals, lawsuits, legal petitions, and strategic media and organizing) to keep U.S. publicly owned fossil fuels in the ground, out of the atmosphere. Their 2015 report includes a map of fossil fuels on U.S. public lands. The Obama administration has leased nearly 15 million acres of public land and 21 million acres of ocean to the fossil fuel industry. More than 67 million acres — an area 55 times larger than Grand Canyon National Park — are now leased.
The FracTracker Alliance studies, maps, and communicates the risks of oil and gas development to protect our planet and support renewable energy transition. The have maps showing oil and gas projects as well as an Alliance Map that shows organizations working on oil & gas issues. View maps by region or topic, including climate change, economics, health and infrastructure.
The Path of the Anacondas
The Path of the Anacondas is an initiative that aims to consolidate the result of three decades of work in the Northern Amazon Region, taken forward by government and non-government entities and applied through projects, policies and conservation models. This work includes the declaration of protected areas and the recognition of indigenous territories. The initiative sees the protection of the Northern Amazon Region as the world’s largest solution to climate change.
CartoCrítica is an independent Mexican initiative by Manuel Llano, which aims to promote transparency and access to public information using geospatial technology and critical cartography in defense of territory, the promotion of human rights, and environmental conservation. The project’s interactive map of petroleum, gas and minerals overlays this data with protected natural areas and agrarian centers (ejidos and communities).
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a data-visualization, data analysis, and storytelling collective documenting the dispossession of San Francisco Bay Area residents in the wake of the Tech Boom 2.0. Through digital maps, oral history work, film, murals, and community events, the project renders connections between the nodes and effects of new entanglements of global capital, real estate, high tech, and political economy.