Meeting gathers developers of Mapas Culturais

Published in April 2, 2018

The teams of the Mapas Culturais project, the Ministry of Culture (MinC) and the Research, Development and Innovation Laboratory in Interactive Media (Media Lab) from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) met on March 21st, 22nd and 23rd to discuss technical issues of the Mapas Culturais software, address questions and improve its documentation. The goal of the meeting was to train Media Lab developers, who will be responsible, in partnership with MinC, for executing the project work plan over the […]

New solutions for Mapas in SP in Hackultura

Published in December 11, 2017

The SP Estado da Cultura platform, a deployment of Mapas Culturais in the state of São Paulo, has gained new suggestions of functionalities in a development marathon dedicated to it. The 1st Hackultura was organized by the collective Nós Livres, Observatory of Creative New Business (ON2C) and the State Department of Culture of São Paulo (Secult), with the support of Instituto TIM, and gathered about 20 hackers, developers and cultural agents to think about solutions to improve the platform. It […]

Mapa Cultural de Pernambuco is launched in event

Published in October 26, 2017

Over 100 people attended the launch of the platform Mapa Cultural de Pernambuco, the deployment of Mapas Culturais in the state. The event was held on October 25th at the Museum of the State of Pernambuco (MEPE), in Recife, and brought together authorities, cultural agents, artists, cultural advisers, among other interested parties. The event was also attended by the state secretary of Culture, Marcelino Granja; the president of the Foundation of the Historical and Artistic Heritage of Pernambuco (Fundarpe), Márcia […]

MinC provides Mapas as SaaS to the entire country

Published in August 7, 2017

The Ministry of Culture (MinC), with Instituto TIM’s support, started providing the platform Mapas Culturais as SaaS (software as a service in cloud) to all interested states and municipalities. The service intends to extend and facilitate the adoption of the cultural management tool, since the infrastructure and the configuration of the platform are under the responsibility of MinC. “States and municipalities will be able to have all the features that Mapas Culturais offer, with its own identity, autonomy in the […]

Cultura na Paraíba is the new Mapas’ deployment

Published in June 14, 2017

Paraíba is the newest State to deploy the platform Mapas Culturais, a free software for collaborative mapping and culture management developed by Instituto TIM. The launch of Cultura na Paraíba ( took place on the night of June 13 at Fundação Casa de José Américo, an agency of the State Secretariat for Culture of Paraíba (SECULT), in João Pessoa-PB. About 50 people attended the event, including managers, cultural producers, local artists and authorities, such as the Acting Governor of Paraíba, […]

Get to know the Mapas platforms in MinC

Published in April 6, 2017

Since 2015, the Ministry of Culture (MinC) has a partnership with Instituto TIM to use the free software Mapas Culturais. The partnership started with the migration of the National System for Cultural Information and Indicators (SNIIC) to Mapas Culturais, resulting in the creation of the platform Mapa da Cultura. In addition to providing the entire SNIIC database, Mapa da Cultura aggregates data from three other platforms created by MinC from the software: Museus BR, Cultura Viva and Mapa das Bibliotecas. […]

Cultural data from all over Brazil

Published in April 3, 2017

Available since 2015, the platform Mapa da Cultura has information about cultural agents, places, projects and events from all over Brazil and it is one of the four deployments of the open source software Mapas Culturais in the Ministry of Culture (MinC). The management is performed by MinC in partnership with Instituto TIM, that offers technological support. It is a space to promote and integrate cultural actions from all the states of the country. The platform gathers information from different MinC […]

Mapas managers and developers get together

Published in March 31, 2017

On March 29th and 30th, Instituto TIM, in partnership with the State Department of Culture of São Paulo and the Ministry of Culture (MinC), organized the IV Managers Meeting and the III Developers Meeting of Mapas Culturais. Approximately 70 participants gathered in the two events to exchange experiences, discuss the scenario of the project and talk about prospects for the future. The events were attended by managers and developers of MinC, the Santa Catarina Northeast Municipalities Association (AMUNESC), ten states […]

Libraries all over Brazil in platform

Published in March 20, 2017

Libraries all over Brazil can be found in Mapa das Bibliotecas (Libraries Map), a collaborative mapping platform from the National System of Public Libraries (SNBP) and one of the four deployments of the open source software Mapas Culturais performed by the Ministry of Culture (MinC). More than 7,000 libraries are registered on the platform, which was released in 2015 and is one of the pieces of the National Registration of Libraries. Brazilian libraries are mapped since 1992 by SNBP. Now, […]

Platform integrates cultural agents

Published in March 14, 2017

Since the end of 2015, the platform Cultura Viva (Living Culture) is available to the audience and gathers information on agents, collectives and institutions from all the states of Brazil registered in the Living Culture Program. There are more than 2,000 spots mapped in all the states of Brazil. The platform is the digital interface of the National Registry of Spots and Great Spots of Culture and it is one of the four deployments of the open source software Mapas […]