Asset mapping offers a simple, fast and inexpensive way to resource a project, organisation, or movement. Because it focuses on what already exists, it is positive in nature and is great for unearthing latent potential. Once in a database, an asset map is easily updated by people themselves, and also presents a medium through which people can maintain meaningful connections – it’s actually collaborative living in action! Perhaps most importantly, its informal nature facilitates the strengthening of connections and trust beyond casual acquaintances. But, then again, that’s a common trait to most communal activities that are free and fun!