Today we will be mapping the food establishments, as well as instances of street art in Garfield, NJ. This exciting activity will bring together high school students, college students, and professionals in order to begin a new way of community visioning. Pictures, videos, and accounts of the day will be added to our site.

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High School students from the Boys & Girls club of Garfield, NJ will perform a community asset mapping project on Dec. 30th, 2008. Several GIS professionals, undergraduate and graduate students are planning to volunteer their time to show students how to do community mapping projects. This project will have students locate, take pictures, and upload community asset data on the interactive mapping application, http://www.mappler.com/garfieldfood and http://www.mappler.com/garfieldstreetart .

This is a great opportunity to introduce these youths to the wide range of uses and skills of community mapping as well as community involvement and leadership in keeping with the mission of the Boys & Girls Club.