About Us

Local Ground allows you to create and share your own annotated online maps. You can draw on existing maps, add pictures, audio, video and other data, and share with your friends, family and colleagues.


We are always interested in new ideas for Local Ground, and for new ways to collaborate with teachers, students, non-profit organizations and other mappers everywhere!

Please send us email at info@localground.org, or call us at +1-510-859-3003.


Local Ground is a project that started at the UC Berkeley School of Information.

Current Team

Past Contributors

Special Thanks

Local Ground would like to acknowledge the following people, who helped us develop our system by contributing ideas, and time to the project:

The Code

Local Ground has used image processing ideas and code from Walking Papers, OpenCV, PIL, and GIMP, and runs on GeoDjango + PostgreSQL. Local Ground is under active development, and is Open Source.