Paikkatietomenetelmät Helsingin kaupungin kulttuuripoliittisen suunnittelun tukena
GIS methods as a tool for cultural policy planning in the City of Helsinki
Geographic information research methods (GIS) are widely used as a tool in identifying information for City planning and development. This article provides an overview how GIS methods have been used for building a knowledge base for cultural policy in the City of Helsinki. The article presents four case studies, which examines GIS-based analyzing techniques for locating of cultural facilities, accessibility of cultural services and resident’s cultural participation in the City of Helsinki. Furthermore, it presents the possibilities of GIS methods for cultural policy purposes and cultural service development.