- AMN Users
- The Living Atlas
- Mapping Resources
- Bioregional Mapping
- Mapping Use and Occupancy: creating digital maps from paper maps
- Cartographic Concepts and Resources
- Data Standards
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Land Use Planning
- Remote Sensing & Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
- Resources & Habitat
- Software & Tools
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge
- Traditional Use Studies
- The Network
Information on methods pretaining to Bioregional Mapping.
Posted February 25th, 2008 by Greg Kehm
The Landscape Values Institute is a non-profit consortium of international researchers and planners interested in advancing knowledge about landscape values to improve land allocation and management. Landscape value and special place mapping is a planning technique whose principles are grounded in sustainable land use and environmental protection, meaningful public participation, and the inclusion of multiple values in land use decision making.
Within the web site you will find numerous examples of applications,methods, and tools for mapping and analyzing landscape values and special places. You will also find resources to help design and implement landscape value mapping for a variety of planning applications.
For more information, please see http://www.landscapevalues.org/
Posted September 26th, 2006 by cburnett
Need to document your community's assets and visions? You can buy a 60 page community and green mapping resource guide produced by the nice folk at Common Ground for CAD$20.
Common Ground is a community-based mapping and planning project that provides mapping and learning resources for schools, neighbourhoods and communities wishing to undertake sustainable community development and planning projects. Community mapping is a way for local citizens to reinhabit their home place. It is a participatory educational and planning process which maps the social, economic and ecological assets,history and development of a given place. People of all ages share their knowledge, values and experience with others as a basis for visioning and planning.
Find out more about the Guide here:
Posted May 12th, 2006 by Eliana
Uses of Information
The Community Mapping Network (CMN) was created to share a wealth of natural resource information and maps with communities in British Columbia, Canada.
Uses of Information
The CMN integrates data from many sources and makes it accessible through a user friendly mapping system. There are many uses of the information including:
- community planning
- storm water management
- habitat restoration & enhancement
- watershed planning
- development referrals
- impact assessment
- coastal planning
- education and awareness
- emergency response
You may also learn about community mapping projects in other parts of the world including Japan, Mexico, Nepal and Indonesia using a map-based Project Directory.
The main objective of the CMN is to promote planning sustainable communities.
Many sensitive habitats such as urban and smaller rural watercourses, eelgrass beds, riparian areas and wetlands remain unknown, poorly understood, and suffer from impacts of human development.
Methods provided through CMN reflect a novel set of tools to explore and promote awareness of these habitats by mapping their location and inventorying their attributes. The awareness and commitment to local watercourses and other sensitive habitats is an important process created through co-operation of local communities, First Nations, municipalities, planners, and managers.
Community mapping methods comprise a set of tools and methods that can be used to help conserve fisheries, wildlife and aquatic habitat resources throughout British Columbia.
Posted November 16th, 2005 by Anonymous
Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD) - Participatory Avenues acts as focal point for sharing information and technical progress on community-based mapping and Public Participation GIS (PPGIS). The website provides ample documentation on Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM), an efficient tool for merging indigenous technical knowledge and traditional spatial information. P3DM applications include community-based natural resources management, collaborative research and planning, resource use, control and tenure, and related conflict management.
Check out their Mapping Toolbox: http://www.iapad.org/toolbox.htm