Welcome to Geoporter

Geoporter is a program in which educators work hand-in-hand with a community, using geospatial technologies, to examine local resources and solve local issues.
Geoporter launched in Bahia Ballena-Uvita, Costa Rica, a community of about 3000 people just north of the Osa Peninsula and home to Marino Ballena National Park. We have helped students and adults address trash in the community, track and report on migrating whales, initiate a tree planting program, and more.
We introduce geospatial technologies, help community members (of all ages) learn why and how to use these, and help them organize projects to make the changes they desire. The model is straight-forward, the results rewarding, but the work — as everywhere — challenging. Now, more communities seek assistance. You can help us make a better world.