Cultural Mapping

About this Service

Cultural mapping is a means by which information relating to cultural heritage is documented, interpreted, presented and shared. The scope of information that cultural mapping can record is vast, and is not limited to physical material but intangible cultural heritage as well. Examples of the ways in which cultural mapping can be utilised includes (but is not limited to):

  • Recording the route of Song Lines / Dreaming Tracks and traditional stories and subsequently mapping the recordings in the correct location within the landscape to assist in protecting this knowledge into the future;
  • Mapping the location of known physical Aboriginal heritage sites and places as part of a complete record within your organisation;
  • Identifying areas of cultural importance from a management perspective; and
  • Identifying changes over time within cultural heritage using dating evidence from archaeological Aboriginal heritage sites.

Google Earth

Google Earth is an ideal medium for creating cultural maps that are user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing, which in turn is ideal for projects such as recording Song Lines and stories for viewing by appropriate audiences, or for use within meetings and workshops. It allows people to quickly understand what information is being portrayed as it is a highly visual and compelling program.

Maps can be simple or complex, and can include video and audio clips as well as written information. Our firm can construct audio/visual tours within Google Earth that will take viewers on a journey through the landscape and the cultural heritage found within it.

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