A free and open-source application designed for communities to map, protect, and share place-based stories

Terrastories is a geostorytelling application built to enable Indigenous and other local communities to locate and map their own oral storytelling traditions about places of significant meaning or value to them.

Community members can add places and stories through a user-friendly interface, and make decisions about designating certain stories as private or restricted. Terrastories works both online and offline, so that remote communities can access the application entirely without needing internet connectivity.


Terrastories is entirely free and open-source, built with principles of offline-first and data sovereignty, and aligned with the following two UN Sustainable Development Goals:


New Terrastories features released! And a sneak peek of our 2022 roadmap

As we enter the month of May (already!) and as we at the Terrastories stewards team prepare to embark on a major project to rebuild parts of the Terrastories core codebase, it feels like a good time to take inventory of some recent developments and exciting new features that we just released and shipped to our production servers!

Announcing support from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums

We are very pleased to announce that we have received a $50,000 grant from The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) to support the mapping of Dakota traditional knowledge and oral histories by the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) of the Lake Traverse Reservation using the app Terrastories.

2021 Indigenous Mapping Workshop: Mapping your place-based oral histories with Terrastories

Featuring Christopher Martin from the STEAM Academy at Six Nations and Ohneganos Ohnegahdę:gyo. In this interactive workshop at the 2021 Indigenous Mapping Workshop which took place on November 2, 2021, workshop participants used Terrastories, a free and open-source application for mapping and locating place-based stories, to map our own knowledge and stories about our land.  After …

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We are an entirely open-source project that depends on donations and volunteer software development.

Special thanks to our partners