A Global Learning Multimedia Project
Mapping Culture in South Florida
Culture Mapped is an ongoing research project investigating immigration and cultural patterns in southeast Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties), a region of 5.6 million people where nearly half of all inhabitants (2.6 million) come from outside the United States.
Using Geographic Information System (GIS) software, the maps contained on this site present population densities and settlement patterns for the largest immigrant groups in the tri-county area, allowing for a visual representation of patterns of settlement (see table below).
The final goal of this project is to create visually rich maps that combine immigration patterns with the location of cultural symbols, institutions, organizations, and media/information outlets (see example of immigrant media outlets created for this site) serving these communities. Combined with the multimedia community profiles that can be found under the "Community" tab above, the outcome is a rich, textured and multi-dimensional geo-spatial representation of 21st century patterns of immigration, cultural creation, and globalization.