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In touch - resources related to mapping and PGIS and other participation-related resources (PLA 54)

PLA co-​editors

Journal article

Reviews of resources related to the theme as well as more general participation-related resources.

Also in the In Touch section of this issue, Susanne Schnuttgen and Nigel Crawhall report on a new UNESCO initiative related to Cultural Mapping. They highlight some of the lessons learnt among Indigenous and First Nations’ Peoples in Canada, New Zealand, the Philippines and Southern Africa as presented at a recent meeting held in Cuba (New Perspectives on Cultural Diversity: The Role of Communities 7th–10th February 2006). Experiences and ethical concerns that emerged rom the Mapping for Change Conference were discussed and contributed to the formulation of UNESCO’s declaration on Cultural Mapping.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

Article in: PLA 54. Guest-edited by: Giacomo Rambaldi, Jon Corbett, Michael K. McCall, Rachel Olson, Julius Muchemi, Peter A. Kwaku Kyem, Daniel Wiener, Robert Chambers

Keywords: mapping, Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PGIS), PPGIS, Geographic Information Technologies and Systems, geo-spatial information management tools, sketch maps, participatory 3D models (P3DM), aerial photographs, satellite imagery, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), software.

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Publication information

  • IIED code: G02961
  • Published: Apr 2006 - IIED and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA).
  • Theme: Participation
  • Source pub: Participatory Learning and Action 54 – Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication
  • Language: English

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