Putting Culture on the Map
A community’s cultural vibrancy is one of its most important competitive advantages. Diverse cultural and entertainment resources are essential ingredients in the quality of place that attracts people, talent and investment in a knowledge-based creative economy.
Profiling cultural resources and communicating a community’s unique identity are key elements in expanding economic opportunities and tourism.
PlaceVantage is a cultural mapping tool that reveals a community’s cultural vibrancy by making its cultural resources more accessible to residents and visitors. In doing so, it supports culture-led economic development and place-based tourism.
Any cultural or economic development strategy must start with identifying assets. PlaceVantage begins with a Cultural Resource Framework that organizes information on cultural resources and reveals a community’s unique culture and identity. Once the cultural assets have been identified and collected, PlaceVantage provides a cultural portal for profiling these assets in a powerful, visually appealing and interactive way.
- A customized cultural portal that integrates with the client’s branding requirements, administrative capabilities and social media links.
- An interactive cultural mapping application that profiles cultural resources through visual guides, profiles and direction widgets.
- A built-in calendar application designed to allow community partners to add their programs, festivals and events.
- A responsive site that works on mobile devices.
- A selection of template pages for different sections of the portal site.
Our team will also provide expert assistance with:
- Advising on existing sources of data
- Consolidating existing cultural resource data into a user-friendly Cultural Resource Framework tailored to client needs
- Training designated users who will be managing and editing data for the cultural portal.