Openlands Interactive Maps

Below is a description of select Openlands interactive maps. Most of these maps utilize Google's basemaps, and can be navigated in a similar way (including Streetview). Most have a series of data layers that can be turned on and off by clicking checkboxes. Information about the map's data may be available by clicking on individual layer names next to the checkboxes.

General Use

Openlands Internal Map - A collection of data layers broadly relevant to Openlands staff. This map includes locations of Openlands projects, conservation lands data, Openlands tree plantings, water/land trails, and other information.

Political Districts - Political district boundaries for the Illinois portion of Openlands' Area of Focus. This map includes district boundaries and contact information for Chicago Ward offices, Cook County Commissioners, and both state and federal legislators.

Select Project Sites

Greater Hackmatack Landscape Planning - Layers used for prioritizing work in and around Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. Also included are lands protected for the Refuge.

Openlands Lakeshore Preserve - Base layers for the Preserve along with data related to neighboring properties and drainage infrastrucutre. Primarily designed for internal use.


Grand Illinois Trail - Detailed paths and road routes for the GIT which spans northern Illinois from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi.

Wolf Lake Trails - Trails and trail parking for the bi-state (Chicago, Illinois & Hammond, Indiana) Wolf Lake system.


Forestry Map - Locations of Openlands tree plantings and TreeKeepers along with a variety of other Forestry related layers.

Headwater Streams - Stream order data for the Openlands region along with water quality monitoring sites.

MWRD Analysis - Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago land holdings analyzed for conservation and recreation value.