Caledon Community Map project is a three way partnership with the Caledon Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC), Heritage Caledon and the Caledon Countryside Alliance (CCA). The printed version of the map presents information collected from community meetings, resident responses and the graphic interpretation of this information by two well known local artists. James Stewart, one of the artists, sketched the selected points of interest. In 2007, approximately 10,000 copies were made available for distribution to current residents, newcomers and school children.
The Caledon Community Map Online project (CCMO) is intended to emulate the print version of the Caledon Community Map and include a large body of information that could not be integrated into the print version. CCMO has a secure Web 2.0 facility, for use by the founding organizations, to contribute and manage additional content including text, images and themes and site geo-referencing. CCMO is a joint initiative with the Centre for Community Mapping (COMAP). COMAP provides the application as a web service that can easily be found by using links placed in Caledon community and municipal web pages.
Not just a regular tourist map, this is a map made by the community for the community through a collaboration of over 200 community members and groups. Like many community maps, it provides a geographic as well as a historic perspective of what makes Caledon unique.
The partnership hopes that newcomers and tourists, longtime residents and youth will be inspired to learn more about Caledon, care for it, and get involved in its preservation. The participants have chosen to balance art with science in the hope that the map will appeal to both the hearts and minds of readers.
To launch the Calelon Community Map application (click here)
You may also wish to try out our heritage map of Cambridge, Ontario. The content was developed by high school students in the late 1990’s and in 2002. The built heritage reports were based on the Parks Canada, Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings (CIHB).
COMAP has proposed, under a current partnership initiative with the Heritage Resource Centre at the University of Waterloo, to update its built heritage service to the standards of the Heritage Property Evaluation, Ontario Heritage Toolkit, Ontario Ministry of Culture and Parks Canada, Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
To try out our heritage map of Cambridge (click here) To search the map select one of the search buttons in the map frame and draw a search area on the map.