Community Mapping, also called asset mapping, is about asking local residents to identify what they think are the assets of their community. This creates a personal picture of what it is like to live there and what is important to the residents.
The Bridgetown Community Mapping group is part of a project led by the Age Advantage Society, graciously funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors Positive Aging Fund. Students and instructors from the College of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown shared with participants state-of-the-art map-making skills.
The result was the creation of a digital community asset map which can be shared on line, continuously updated, and enhanced by those who created it.
Additions or amendments can be communicated by completing the online form here.