Community – a group or collection of people.

Map – a diagrammatic representation of an area.

What do you get when you combine these two things? – Community Mapping.

Community mapping is a visual representation of spatial data that allows various questions or interests to be answered.

It does this in two ways:

  • making patterns based on place much easier to analyze and/or identify.
  • allows these patterns to be presented and explained to a broader audience.

In short, community mapping has allowed many people to visualize and understand the social and development issues that affect communities today.

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