Community mapping allows citizens to highlight the parts of their environment of interest or concern them.Community maps are built from local knowledge, experience and expertise but they are more than data gathering. The process of discovering the obvious, hidden and potential assets in a community opens possibilities. Mapping is a valuable digital development and empowerment tool.
The initiatives adopted a similar engagement approach to invite citizens and groups to map their communities, services and environments. To have a lasting impact, Future Maps developed an open, easy-to-understand and shareable toolkit allowing citizens to continue making their own maps.