ABCDE Mapping Tools

Traditionally, ABCDE Mapping exercises typically involved filling out surveys, however, more creative ways to asset map are emerging.  These include – story telling initiatives, murals, photographic displays, film, community treasure hunts, ‘to do’ lists and more.  Below is a collection of resources that provide ideas for creative and relational ways that residents can use to map the assets in their community. Most importantly, these tools focus on the relational aspect of asset mapping.  Ultimately, the goal of asset mapping is to raise awareness of, and connect residents around local assets. Identifying local assets together can be a powerful method to build and strengthen relationships between residents.