The Centre for Community Mapping (COMAP – comap.ca), a not-for-profit corporation devoted to research and development, creates and deploys strategies for socio-economic, cultural and environmental innovation based on modern information and communications technology. COMAP’s web-based applications use collaborative geomatics, social media and customized applications to support partnerships among members of geographic and virtual communities of practice whose common goal is strengthening civil society within a sustainable economy. COMAP provides a web presentation of the rural and urban landscape of Ontario where our communities can collaboratively reveal and adapt their practices of caring for our natural, cultural and social fabric.
Our most recent project enables Canadians to take a direct role in identifying important community heritage assets. Building Stories (www.buildingstories.co) is an incredible new on-line resource making thousands of original documents, photos and historical records available online from a wide variety of communities.
Explore mapupsTM (modular map-linked pop-ups) that can be created by registered users in a demonstration map prepared for the development of a Muskoka and Parry Sound service in 2010 below. Just zoom in and click on a dot:
To view a recent article about Don Cowan in the Waterloo region Exchange Magazine (click here)
COMAP thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its generous project support