Emotional maps, how they can be used in local participatory mapping?

Emotional maps are known as a concept mainly within the western geography school. Maps have power to present spatial information in understandable and widely accepted form to general public. Mental maps and mental mapping are activities usually used in the first phases of the community mapping and the process of creating the knowledge about the common space and our environment.

Emotional maps allow users to get involved in the process of collecting information related to their emotional links with their environment. The idea is grounded within the GeoParticipation – using spatial tools in order to involved citizen in community participation. Continue reading