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:


(Mongabay) Empowering Indigenous youths with tradition and tech: Q&A with Dawn Martin-Hill

In addition to water woes, the Six Nations face ongoing challenges regarding their land rights. As one way to help protect their land and water, Martin-Hill introduced Terrastories, a place-based storytelling app that decolonizes geography, landscapes and waterscapes. Terrastories integrates data with the Indigenous vision for the land using ancestral land maps, water quality data and oral histories of the land.

Terrastories is participating in Hacktoberfest 2021!

Interested in contributing to an awesome free and open-source application for mapping oral histories? Terrastories is participating again in #Hacktoberfest this year!

Greater than Code podcast #246: Digital Democracy and Indigenous Storytelling with Rudo Kemper

On this episode, @rudokemper of @DigiDem talks about leading the indigenous-requested and indigenous-led open source project, Terrastories, which helps people capture and record oral history so that it is preserved and not lost over time.


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

Special thanks to our partners