Olympic visitors to Vancouver who want an alternative to the usual travel tours now have a Web-based guide for their explorations.
It even points to the locations of planned anti-Olympic protests.
Artist Althea Thauberger is one of the artists behind the mapping project. In an interview with the Straight, Thauberger said, “The overwhelming image of Vancouver that’s being promoted by Vanoc is a corporate, sanitized view.”
The group responsible for the guide is also inviting residents to post historical, political, and social information on the interactive map.
One example of the historical info contained on the site is the pepper spraying of protesting UBC students during the 1997 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
The creators of the site also hope that similar mapping projects will be done in future Olympic host cities.