Asset Mapping – a small experiment

Asset mapping is a thing. Creating catalogues of the assets that are a part of a community is a vital and useful thing. From the creation of this knowledge of what is out there, methods of sharing and supporting can be implemented.

Community Asset Mapping as an approach to development was developed by John Kretzmann and John McKnight, the assets do not really have a spatial quality, the mapping is more a cataloging and classifying.

There are a number of platforms and services that are designed around doing this mapping or cataloging but as an experiment I was thinking it might be useful to try something new.

If we use the hashtag #assetmapgazeteer and tweet an asset from your community. Name (URL? not every asset will have one of these),  a postcode/zipcode/location identifier and country identifier (e.g. UK, US, FR, IR, etc.)

As we get a set of example tweets, we will look at different ways of gathering, sharing and linking the data.  Maybe trying to link people who talk about the same or similar assets, yes create a general spatial map but also lets see if we can create more conceptual maps of these assets, identify the gaps.