‘Keeping the spirit alive’ – preservations of participatory GIS values in the Geoweb

During the symposium “The Future of PGIS: Learning from Practice?” which was held at ITC-University of Twente, 26 June 2013, I gave a talk titled ‘Keeping the spirit alive’ – preservations of participatory GIS values in the Geoweb, which explored what was are the important values in participatory GIS and how they translate to the Geoweb, Volunteered Geographic Information and current interests in crowdsourcing. You can watch the talk below.

To see the rest of the presentations during the day, see https://vimeo.com/album/2475389 and details of the event are available here http://www.itc.nl/Pub/Events-Conferences/2013/2013-June/Participatory-GIS-Symposium.html



3 thoughts on “‘Keeping the spirit alive’ – preservations of participatory GIS values in the Geoweb

  1. Great talk Muki. Thanks for posting. And thanks for the reminder about all of the PGIS and PPGIS themes we were discussing in the 90s. yes, the issues of marginilzation, empowerment, digital divide etc atre still relavent and shuold ot be forgotton. A friend also mentioned to me his concerns about privacy which are also being largely ignored. For instance, he wants to be able to log his e-bird sightings, without having his personal location tracked and visible to everyone…so he has suggested an anonymous setting. But then we get the data quality issue… hmmm. an ethical framework about all this seems important yet only half developed… Keep up the great work!


    1. Thanks John!
      As I recommended above, it is worth following the links and seeing the other talks, especially from Mike McCall https://vimeo.com/album/2475389/video/71323117 and Giacomo Rambaldi https://vimeo.com/album/2475389/video/71323119, which spoke before me, and Francis Harvey that closed the symposium https://vimeo.com/album/2475389/video/71323118
      I agree that privacy, and control over data are also very important – something that I should add to future talks.


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