Call for papers – special issue of the Cartographic Journal on Participatory GIS

Call for papers for a special issue of The Cartographic Journal on past, present and future of Participatory GIS and Public Participation GIS. In the 1990s, participatory GIS (PGIS) and Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) emerged as an approach and tool to make geospatial technologies more relevant and accessible to marginalized groups. The goal has been to … Continue reading Call for papers – special issue of the Cartographic Journal on Participatory GIS

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AAG 2015 notes – day 2 – Public Participation GIS symposium

The second day was dedicated to reflections on Public Participation GIS or Participatory GIS. The day was organised by Rina Ghose and Bandana Karr with some comments from Renee Sieber and me at some stage. It turned out to be an excellent symposium. The following are my notes from the different talks during the day. Jon … Continue reading AAG 2015 notes – day 2 – Public Participation GIS symposium

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

GISRUK 2011 talk – Participatory GIS, Volunteered Geographic Information and Citizen Science

GIS Research UK (GISRUK) is a long running conference series, and the 2011 instalment was hosted by the University of Portsmouth at the end of April. During the conference, I was asked to give a keynote talk about Participatory GIS. I decided to cover the background of Participatory GIS in the mid-1990s, and the transition … Continue reading GISRUK 2011 talk – Participatory GIS, Volunteered Geographic Information and Citizen Science

Mapping for Change activities covered in GIS Development

In its February issue, the magazine GIS development published an article on the activities of the social enterprise Mapping for Change. Please note that the image at the start of the published article is not from our activities and that the article was truncated for publication - we are currently working on a more comprehensive version that we … Continue reading Mapping for Change activities covered in GIS Development

Mapping Change for Sustainable Communities – videos

The UrbanBuzz team that recorded some of the community showcase presentations during the Mapping Change for Sustainable Communities event in June, have now released the videos on YouTube. The videos are showing the posters and explanations for our work in Marks Gate, Pepys Estate and Hackney Wick. The presentations are by members of the communities, … Continue reading Mapping Change for Sustainable Communities – videos

Mapping for Sustainable Communities – presentations

The Mapping for Sustainable Communities seminar that was organised by myself together with London 21, on the 17th June, was a fantastic event that I thoroughly enjoyed. With over 100 participants, coming from academia, practice and from communities across London and further afield, it was a unique opportunity for discussion between these 3 groups which, … Continue reading Mapping for Sustainable Communities – presentations

Mapping for Sustainable Communities Seminar

As part of the Mapping Change for Sustainable Communities, we are organising a one day seminar titled 'Mapping for Sustainable Communities - An interactive day of reports and discussion for community practitioners, academics and community groups'. This event is scheduled for 17th June 2008, starting at 10.30 and finishing with a reception around 7.00 in … Continue reading Mapping for Sustainable Communities Seminar

Web 2.0 notion of democratisation and Participatory GIS

An interesting issue that emerges from The Cult of the Amateur is about Participatory GIS or PPGIS. As Chris Dunn mentioned in her recent paper in Progress in Human Geography, Participatory GIS makes many references to ‘democratisation’ of GIS (together with Renee Sieber’s 2006 review, these two papers are excellent introduction to PPGIS) . According … Continue reading Web 2.0 notion of democratisation and Participatory GIS