Community Map Scotland
Online - webinar
The Improvement Service, Scottish Rural Action and Geoxphere are hosting a free evening webinar for community councillors to learn more about Community Map Scotland. The webinar will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 15th February at 6pm.
Community Map Scotland is an adapted version of the Parish Online tool, which is already used widely across the parish communities in England and Wales. The software will be useful in enabling communities to easily create Local Place Plans, a legislative mechanism to have their views considered for councils’ Local Development Plans.
It incorporates many useful and interesting datasets about the environment, pollution, planning, transport and community features, and will also enable anyone to look at how far they can travel from any point in their neighbourhood in 5, 10 or 15 minutes by different modes of transport. This will be of great interest as the Scottish Government looks to promote the 20-minute neighbourhood concept. It could also be a useful way for community groups to engage with their citizens and highlight specific areas of interest or concern in their local areas.
Community Map Scotland is available free to community councils for your first 12 months.