explore nature-based projects

Storytelling and data on interactive 3D maps


explorer.land is a map portal to discover, connect to, and communicate impactful nature-based projects.

Discover projects

Select from predefined categories, use the search function, or simply browse the map to discover inspiring restoration and conservation projects to support or connect to.

Create projects

Consolidate project data and content. Display news and photos on top of interactive, high-resolution maps.

Showcase sponsorships

Build interactive, branded map-based presentation profiles showcasing sponsorships and funding of landscape restoration and conservation projects.

Connect stakeholders

Show and link all the different actors and organisations involved in a certain landscape restoration or conservation initiative.


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Join the community of organizations communicating their impact in a more transparent, data-driven, yet engaging way.

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How explorer.land works

Here’s the gist of it. For more, check out our features.

Explained in 2 minutes

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Discover projects

Explore the map or filter by search categories to find inspiring conservation and restoration projects to engage with or support.

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Create map-based project presentations

Simple, beautiful, and transparent. Build a map-based project presentation in minutes without the need of programming. Show all important places, e.g., nurseries, reforestation and conservation areas.

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Post and share geo-located updates

Show your content (e.g., news posts, videos) in context and immerse viewers in the place of impact. Illustrate the benefits for the landscape, the communities, and nature. Celebrate your progress, but also highlight lessons learned. Give the real story.

Embed maps into your website

Place your map-based project presentations within your website. Use maps to show single projects or your entire project portfolio.

Raise funding for restoration

Be found by a global community of supporters. Provide opportunities to directly support your project via a call-to-action button.

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Feature sponsorships

Let your sponsors and investors shine. Build a branded map portal and show how funders contribute to landscape conservation and restoration projects.

Satellite & drone monitoring

Follow the progress in space and time. Integrate high-resolution satellite and drone data. Select from various global data sets to visualize the project impact.

Do it yourself

Create maps in minutes without programming. Draw or upload your project locations. Post geolocated news, and show the impact of your project with our SDG module, high-resolution maps, and global data layers.

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Frequently asked questions

Explorer.land is a map-based platform showcasing restoration and conservation initiatives in a transparent yet engaging way. Restoration and conservation initiatives use explorer.land to document and display their progress via interactive maps and geo-located content (e.g., news posts and photos). Functions such as the call-to-action button facilitate immediate engagement with supporters. Funders, purpose-driven businesses, and buyers of forest goods and services use the platform to find interesting projects to support and collaborate with. The interactive home page, which includes different search possibilities, allows for easy navigation and filtering of projects according to criteria. Thematic global data layers, 3D views, and the integration of high-resolution drone or satellite imagery support transparency, engagement, and immersion in an initiative’s context and impact.

Description of features

For projects:

  • Manage info & communicate story
  • Immerse audience with 3D views
  • Integrate high-resolution geo images
  • Demonstrate transparency
  • Gain visibility: potential supporters find you
  • Promote forest goods & services

For funders & supporters

  • Find projects with search criteria
  • Explore transparent projects
  • Engage directly
  • Add your organizational profile
  • Communicate your support
  • Grow the restoration movement

Use cases

You find projects by free exploration of the map or by filtering by search categories. Search categories include project type (e.g., agroforestry, conservation, restoration), goods produced (e.g., coffee, timber, herbs), country of project, and participating organizations.

Learn how to search projects

There are various functions to document and monitor project activities:

  1. show the exact geolocation of a project, indicate land use, and integrate attribute data to every location,
  2. exactly place geolocated news posts with a time stamp on top of your project map to describe and document any field activity or observation,
  3. integrate high-resolution drone or satellite imagery and show before and after of e.g. planting activities,
  4. activate Thematic Layers to show the impact via a growing number of global data layers such as deforestation monitoring.

Projects published and listed on explorer.land increase their visibility and are easily found by funders. Visibility can be increased by using the social sharing function and the call-to-action button to guide the prospects to your fundraising materials.

Furthermore, the map-based project presentation serves as exciting and beautiful communication material, that allows for presenting remote projects in-depth during fundraising events or in one-to-one meetings and video calls.