Social Mapping

Parkland and Area Community Partnership Social Mapping Project

Social mapping uses census figures and other data to create maps that dramatically capture the demographics of a region and the resources available to serve specific populations. These maps can be used by the community to find programs and services, and by governments to determine where such programs are needed and/or should be located.

The Parkland and Area Community Partnership Committee, with financial support from the Alberta Government’s Community Partnership Enhancement Fund (CPEF), carried out such a project in 2007. Maps of the Parkland Region were created using statistical data from the most recent federal census and resource data collected by the Parkland and Area Community Partnership Committee.