Stage of Loop
- Health and other social services
- Public administration, law and justice
- Information and communications (ICT)
Creating/Gathering the Map Data
The community creates and gathers information for the map, which can include points of interest, the number of personnel in different places, and the different routes one takes to important destinations in the community, etc.
Editing the Map Data
The community collaboratively edits the map data, which may involve technical training on mapping tools from local NGOs, universities, or other similar organizations.
Sharing the Mapped Information
The information is shared openly; however, the community may decide not to make certain parts of the community map public. Communities should be made aware of possible risks or privacy concerns around sharing personal information.
Using the Community Map
The biggest challenge is getting communities to use the map; however, many people who have used maps in local development can support community mapping. Strategies to get community members to use the map include storytelling and media around the data through tools for online expression. The mapping also can be part of a larger participatory development, local planning, or advocacy process.