Clients & Partners

Who do we work with?

NGO's & Community Organisations

Since 2015, over 200 NGOs, community organisations and residents in more than 80 districts across Asia have created their own iDiscover maps. The digital maps amplify their voice and help them get their message across to a digital audience of nearly half a million users across Southeast Asia. We host heritage trails, art walks and green cycling routes but also for example a cultural diversity map and a homeless city map.

Schools & Universities

As cartographers in the classroom, hundreds of students embarked on the exciting educational journey of map-making. A process that is about more than technical skill, it is about camaraderie, creativity, and compassion. Through iDiscover summer camps, school projects and internship projects students connected to their community and picked up some real-life digital content creation skills such as interviewing, photography, film, and creative writing on the way. The students' maps show a different side of the city: they are provocative, imaginative and fun.

International Agencies & Cultural Organisations

Maps hold unparalleled storytelling power. They are also easy to understand across different cultures, contexts and languages. That is why international agencies, embassies and cultural organisations find us to get their message across. Whether digital or in print, maps are an affordable and artistic way to advocate for different urban agendas like walkability, public safety, social integration, cultural tourism and responsible travel. Some examples include the Hong Kong Circular City Map and the Chiang Mai Creative City Map.

Property Developers & Local Governments

Finally, iDiscover maps are a great tool for inclusive place branding. Our maps, trails and routes unlock community knowledge and leverage the character and history of the place. Property developers, local governments, travel promoters, city planners and place-makers have successfully used the digital mapping platform to create a shift in place value of older urban districts, generate foot traffic and drive targeted consumer spending. Examples are the Travel Good Campaign with Cathay Pacific, a map for TCDC's promotion of Chiang Mai Creative District, a tailored route for HK Tramways and a Wanchai street culture map for the URA in Hong Kong.

The point of iDiscover is to invest in the understanding of local culture and history, because then young people take ownership of it.
— Mr Saleem, HK Academy teacher

iDiscover encourages visitors to make their own stories and tread their own path. This connects them directly with the actual residents.
— Channa Daswatte, Chairman Galle Heritage
Some of the over 200 NGOs in 80 historic districts around Southeast Asia that have published iDiscover walking routes.
A few examples of schools and universities that created maps as part of interdisciplinary projects, out-of-the-classroom learning or a summer field school.
Institutional clients that have commissioned thematic maps include UNESCO, British Council, GIZ, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Lord Wilson Trust and the Prince Claus Fund.
iDiscover hosts digital maps for some of the leading developers and local governments in the region that pursue an inclusive approach to place branding and place making.
The mapping process provided valuable input for the next steps in city planning and branding of this heritage town.
— Mr Narong Pattamasaevi, president of Niyom Pattamasaevi Foundation, Lampang Thailand

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