Salish Sea Community Mapping Project
Published Tuesday, December 06, 2005 by CCAer | E-mail this post
The 3,000 or so residents of the islands between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia have been working on putting together a community atlas of their neighbourhood. The maps in the atlas are produced by residents - non-cartographers - and use a variety of media. Some samples are available at the Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia’s website
. They have also produced a paper copy of their atlas entitled Islands in the Salish Sea: A Community Atlas
, published by Heritage House.
From the press release: “During a five year period, The Islands in the Salish Sea Community Mapping Project engaged the help of enthusiastic local groups to gather information on everything from oral history with elders to scientific data. More than 30 local artists then brought these layers of accumulated information to life in vividly unique and extraordinary maps.”
By way of Cartotalk