participatory GIS

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‘A more socially aware type of GIS which gives greater privilege and legitimacy to local or indigenous spatial knowledge…context- and issue-driven rather than technology-led and [seeking] to emphasize community involvement in the production and/or use of geographical information. A Participatory GIS celebrates the multiplicity of geographical realities rather than the disembodied, objective and technical “solutions” which have tended to characterize many conventional GIS applications’ (Dunn (2007) PHG31, 5).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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