Launch CIMS with the Heritage Layers Pre-Selected

Introduction

The Heritage Infrastructure Mapping System is the first fully integrated featureset designed with a partner organization for use with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Community Infrastructure Mapping System (CIMS). CIMS was developed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency (NLSA) to help display different kinds of infrastructure throughout the province within a comprehensive system which can connect with the datasets of Community Accounts.

The inventory will help researchers, teachers, and visitors discover the vast range of displays and collections that exist in museums, archives and heritage sites across the province. The information was gathered through a survey of members of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives. The survey asked respondenncts to state the top four areas in their displays and collections and how they fit in to a thematic framework for the province. In the inventory, displays and collections are listed in order of most prominent to less prominent.

For information on organizations, please visit the organization's website from CIMS or the MANL or ANLA website. To report any inaccuracies or additions to the database, please contact Lucy Alway at lucyalway@gov.nl.ca

Layers

Currently, CIMS contains four layers of Heritage Infrastructure:

Features

As well, CIMS includes two unique features specially designed as part of the Heritage Partnership:

Summary

NLSA believes that these features provide an excellent example of the kind of features that can be developed in partnership with the organizations who help provide the infrastructure information to make CIMS more relevant and useful for their needs. Each of these features will undergo continued development and refinement and can help inform future CIMS developments.