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Participatory GIS : a people's GIS ?

Dunn, C. E. (2007) 'Participatory GIS : a people's GIS ?', Progress in human geography., 31 (5). pp. 616-637.

Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning of applications of GIS which grant legitimacy to indigenous geographical knowledge as well as to `official' spatial data. By incorporating various forms of community participation these newer framings of Geographical Information Systems as `Participatory GIS' (PGIS) offer a response to the critiques of GIS which were prevalent in the 1990s. This paper reviews PGIS in the context of the `democratization of GIS'. It explores aspects of the control and ownership of geographical information, representations of local and indigenous knowledge, scale and scaling up, web-based approaches and some potential future technical and academic directions.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:GIS, Participatory GIS, Public participation.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132507081493
Record Created:27 Jan 2009
Last Modified:20 Mar 2010 15:41

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