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Cultural maps can be used by a wide range of user-groups.

These include...

Community-based organizations

Intergovernmental organizations

Local, provincial and national governments

Non-governmental organizations

Program planners

Academic institutions 


Cartographic mapping

is widely valued in communities as an appropriate instrument for land-use mapping, recovering control of lost territory, negotiating access rights to traditional resources or defending recognized territories against indiscriminate use. 

Cultural mapping 

is used in communities by a number of different stakeholders to develop solutions to issues that concern culture. This collaborative process aims to ensure national cultural goals and understanding making cultural policy a key component of development.