Mapping the Information Architecture for a very large council website

I’ve been mapping the current IA for a beast of a council site, working initially in Excel and then linking this to Visio to created an extensive sitemap. This is a useful exercise and a practical way of getting familiar with the current IA and the site content. Linking Visio with excel isn’t the most straightforward of processes but it’s worth the effort and saves time.  Boxes and Arrow have quite a helpful article to help with this approach.

http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/the_lazy_ia_s_guide_to_making_sitemaps