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Capacity development and PGIS for land demarcation: innovations from Nicaragua (PLA 54)

Sylvanie Jardinet

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Sylvia Jardinet’s paper tells us about Communitarian Cartography. She presents an example of a use for PGIS and GPS that is oriented towards the prevention and resolution of conflicts related to land and natural resource access and use. PGIS practice often evolves to address specific issues being faced by a community. This means that multiple tools might be used together, or in sequence to deal with those issues. The cooperative of Gaspar Garcia Laviana in Telpaneca, Nicaragua, has produced a geo-referenced map of their community. A public file of their properties is available and can be consulted by any member of the cooperative.

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 Kwaku Kyem, Daniel Wiener, Robert Chambers

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