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1 A decade of participatory mapping – the road to Mapping for Change

2 Participatory GIS – a decade ago

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4 Using mapping at the community level Expensive software Difficult to use Availability of data

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8 Using mapping on the internet Slow connections Small display area Limited number of users Not fun!

9 Source : OfCom 2009s

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12 OpenStreetMap (Image source: OpenStreetMap)

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15 Positive aspects Web-based mapping easy and fast More data available for merging and integrating Inexpensive and free GIS Base map information available

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17 Socio-economic disparities

18 Remaining problems Spatial literacy (map reading) Usability of GIS and web mapping applications Bridging the skills gap ‘So what?’ – linking information to action

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23 Citizen Science Usually, the collection of scientific observations by volunteers who are not trained or professional scientists However, citizens can also participate in defining the problems, envisioning possible projects and participate in the analysis Can (and should) participate in the discussion of the results of what they’ve collected

24 Archway Pedestrian Surveys were carried out in collaboration with Space Syntax who specialised in pedestrian movement analysis

25 500 to to to to200 1 to100 Saturday 12:00 to 14:00 Space Syntax

26 Noise Mapping

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29 Scrap yard Community Centre School

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32 Mapping for change Online and offline mapping Extensive community engagement knowledge Integrating community mapping and citizen science Producing action relevant maps


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