Cultural Mapping
Cultural Mapping is a systematic approach to identifying and recording the cultural resources or assets of a community.  It has two dimensions:
  • Resource Mapping - identifying and recording physical (or tangible) cultural resources making use of GIS tools and platforms
  • Community Identity Mapping- exploring 'intangible cultural resources' - the unique histories, values, traditions and stories that combine to define a community.

The standardized categories for resource mapping are identified in the Cultural Resource Framework and include:

  • Creative Cultural Industries 
  • Community Cultural Organizations
  • Spaces and Facilities
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Natural Heritage
  • Festivals and Events

Cultural Resource Framework

Cultural Mapping Article