Department for Culture Media and Sport

mapping asset guidance

The Mapping Asset Guidance is for local areas looking to develop better knowledge about their local supply of culture and sport.


The guidance identifies a range of readily available sources of data, allowing areas to get a good picture of their supply without commissioning bespoke work. It also provides data definitions and frameworks for allowing local areas to generate comparable definitions of asset types, as well as for recording new data from bespoke data collections. This ensures data comparability between areas and allows a richer picture of culture and sport supply to emerge over time, reducing duplication and increasing data use and re-use.