Dogwood Initiative’s Beyond Coal campaign wanted a way to give voice to people living along the entirety of the train route leading to the proposed new coal export port in Surrey.
Geocology built a map that features video stories from the Powder River Basin to the Fraser delta.
As the Port of Metro Vancouver considers an application to significantly expand coal exports some of those who will be effected will be heard and some won’t. Dogwood Initiative’s Beyond Coal campaign wanted to provide a place where people from along the entirety of the export train route could share their stories. Mindagape Creative created the website to hold the map and receive story submissions. Geocology built a map that would take those stories and share them in a way that highlighted the continuity of concern across the many borders the route crosses.
Our map and database:
Geocology used a combination of Leaflet.js and CartoDB to build the map, which provides maximum flexibility for controlling the styling and features of the map, while still providing non-technical staff the ability to access, download, and maintain the data behind the map.