Maps are sometimes used by foragers to find new locations or share spots that would deserve attention. Using maps should always be done keeping in mind that some foraging places may not be suitable for publicity. Whether you search for new locations or want to share a spot, keep in mind the following:
- they may be private and the owner has given no permission,
- this may be a protected area or endangered species,
- the place is fragile and would benefit to stay away from the crowds.
We have put together a wiki inventory that you can contribute to so we keep the overveiw of all mapping tools that exist. Visit the comprehensive inventory.
Falling Fruit was set up by foraging’s enthusiasts Caleb Phillips, Ethan Welty and Jeff Wanner in Boulder, Colorado. It has grown into a world map with millions of locations. It is relying on foragers sharing locations and also on imported datasets from city administrations. The foraging map!
Mundraub was started by Kai Gildhorn in Berli, Germany. It is a very user friendly map for German speaking countries. Data is added by foragers, and since 2017 some datasets are imported from municipalities. The best maps in German-speaking countries.
Na Ovoce is the map for Czech Republic and Slovaquia. It’s user-friendly, has plenty of locations in those countries. Data is gathered by foragers.
This is the map for the Netherlands and the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium. It is still working but the initiative behind the map did not answer our attempts to make contact. Data is added by foragers.