"Digitize the Planet" is a non-profit organization that works to promote nature conservation. Its aim is to convert established rules and regulations governing the use of nature from a tourism perspective into a digital format that is then freely available as open data.
How do we achieve this goal?
The association has set itself the task of digitizing information relating to conservation, legal regulations on the use of nature and local policy and safety information.
To achieve this, digital and freely available data (open data) are required to capture not just this information, but also its legal basis. By integrating this data into websites, apps, navigation systems and digital assistants, greater digital visitor guidance is provided to those frequenting tourist destinations and protected areas.
Why is visitor guidance so important?
Outdoor activities have become increasingly popular as a result of more and more people recognizing the appeal and beauty of nature. Yet this desire to be active and out in the natural world is placing increasing pressure on it. It is also leading to more frequent conflicts with property owners, hunters, agriculture, and forestry, as nature reserves are encroached on.
In order to counter these issues, it is necessary to provide effective, digital visitor guidance. This gives everyone the opportunity to learn in advance about local regulations and what is prohibited, whilst informing themselves at the same time which areas are accessible or restricted.
How Outdooractive is supporting the “Digitize the Planet” initiative
As Europe's largest outdoor platform, Outdooractive is actively committed to promoting nature conservation. This is why we are annually donating 1% of our revenue generated by Pro / Pro+ memberships to the non-profit organization “Digitize the Planet” as part of the “1% for the Planet” initiative.