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Add Places to the Map Guide

Join our team of volunteer Field Experts by signing up to nominate the places and experiences in our region that you most highly recommend and respect.

No one pays to have nominations featured on our Map Guides. We approve nominations based on if they are:

Environmentally responsible- committed to conserving resources and maintaining biodiversity
Culturally responsible- committed to respecting local sensibilities and building on heritage
Synergistic- bring together all elements of geographical character to create a travel experience that is richer than the sum of its parts and appealing to visitors with diverse interests.

Approved nominations are spotlighted on our Crown of the Continent Geotourism Map Guides. Map Guides take the form of a website and printed map, produced by National Geographic in partnership with Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council, local organizations, and individuals. They showcase unique businesses, attractions, and events through the voices of local people for visitors and residents seeking an authentic and responsible travel experience. As of 2018, we have distributed over one million printed Map Guides around the world.

Have questions or need nomination assistance? Contact our project coordinator at