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:


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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(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!


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

Special thanks to our partners