WorldMap’s mission is to improve Harvard researcher’s access to GIS data and tools. Because much of the best data is hosted outside Harvard, WorldMap takes the approach of providing the global community with a platform that people both inside and outside Harvard will use to publish, share and connect their own data layers with other data available publicly online.

Special Thanks...

Until recently WorldMap was hosted on Amazon AWS. Now Massachusettes Open Cloud (MOC) is providing hosting.  Thank you MOC! 

WorldMap also benefits from the global Open Source developer community by building on core projects such as Django, GeoNode, GeoServer, OpenLayers, ExtJS, GeoNetwork, PostGIS, and GDAL.