Digital Mapping of Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Case of Traditional Foods

By Noresah Mohd Shariff and Zuraini Zakaria.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The purpose of this paper is to disseminate knowledge about using digital mapping technologies such as Geographic Information System (GIS), Google Maps and Google Earth as a method to preserve, conserve and safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. In this context traditional food is used as a case study. Digital mapping offers a possibility to analyze heritage information in the spatial and temporal context and to engage immensely in a digital world. GIS is a technology that can provide spatially and temporally dynamic maps where one can better understand how a place truly changes from period to period and provide a framework for showing and analyzing context in terms of what was happening around a particular time and place. Digital cultural map is one of widely used means of distributing information about different cultural areas.

Keywords: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Traditional Foods, Digital Cultural Map, Geographical Information System (GIS)

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 11, pp.69-74. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 694.745KB).

Dr. Noresah Mohd Shariff

University Lecturer, School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Penang, Malaysia

Dr. Noresah Mohd Shariff is a university lecturer and holds a PhD degree in urban planning. Her research interests are in the areas of land use, travel and transportation with a special interest in the applications of Geographical Information System (GIS) in these areas. She has 12 years of experience in teaching urban and quantitative geography courses (including an urban planning course) via distance education mode at the School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Dr. Zuraini Zakaria

University Lecturer, School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Penang, Malaysia

Dr. Zakaria is a Senior Lecturer in Biology with expertise in the fields of Plant Taxonomy, Physiology, and Phytochemistry.

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