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|About the Institute
|The Landscape Values and PPGIS Institute is a non-profit consortium of international researchers and planners interested in advancing knowledge about participatory mapping to improve land and marine planning and management.
Landscape value and special place mapping is a method whose principles are grounded in sustainable land/marine use, environmental protection, meaningful public participation, and the inclusion of multiple values in
decisionmaking. Landscape value and special place mapping is a type of public participation geographic information system or (PPGIS) used to support land/marine planning efforts at multiple scales ranging from local, to regional, to national scales.
Within this web site you will find numerous examples of applications, methods, and tools for mapping and analyzing landscape values, development preferences, activities, special places, and other spatial attributes. You will also find resources to help design and implement participatory mapping processes for a variety of planning applications. The maps below show the location of different participtory mapping studies and the network of Institute's collaborators. Click on a map marker for more information.
|Study Locations (Click on marker)
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10/16/16 2017 International Conference to focus on particpatory mapping (PPGIS/PGIS/VGI) knowledge, applications, and future needs
08/15/16 New publication evaluates alternative methods for biophysical and cultural ecosystem services hotspot mapping from PPGIS data
07/15/16 New publication describes use of PPGIS for marine spatial planning
06/10/16 New publication describes use of PPGIS to identify and assess environmental justice associated with "blue space" in urban areas
06/08/16 New publication describes use of VGI (Instagram images) to identify cultural ecosystem services
05/18/16 New publication describes use of PPGIS for identifying tourism impacts in protected areas
03/29/16 New publication demonstrates spatial value transfer methods for cultural ecosystem services
12/30/15 New publication reviews sampling effects and response bias in internet participatory mapping
12/25/15 New publication shows how PPGIS supports Helsinki master urban plan
12/15/15 New publication applies PPGIS/VGI to stakeholder analysis for marine conservation
11/30/15 New publication shows participatory GIS for nature conservation with indigenous peoples
09/18/15 New publication examines cross-cultural differences in mapped values for protected areas in Norway and Poland
09/03/15 New publication examines relationship between land tenure and ecosystem services using PPGIS data
08/27/15 New publication uses PPGIS research to link urban structure with urban happiness and environmental quality
07/21/15 New publication describes associations of mapped ecosystem values with physical landscapes.
06/10/15 New publication describes how to engage crowd wisdom and public judgement for land use planning.
06/06/15 New publication describes methods for identifying social-ecological hotspots.
06/05/15 New study identifies landscape values in Namibia
06/04/15 New publications in review. Click to see them under "New Publications"
05/11/15 New article features PPGIS research for managing mountain biking in NSW, Australia
04/29/15 New PPGIS research identifies landscape values and development preferences for Darwin Harbor, Australia
03/26/15 New research report shows mapped values for coastal/marine planning in Australia
03/06/15 New publication provides method for identifying spatial stakeholder agreement for land management
02/21/15 Recent PPGIS research on landscape connectivity highlighted in article
01/13/15 Article describes how conservation values measured with PPGIS influence landscape connectivity
01/03/15 Article describes PPGIS method for measuring and mapping place attachment
12/31/14 Chapter describes landscape values in Prince William Sound, Alaska from two PPGIS studies
12/5/14 Article evaluates the quality of PPGIS data for conservation planning
10/25/14 Article reviews and evaluates participatory mapping for ecosystem services
06/25/14 Article on assessing public land values using PPGIS and social landsscape metrics
06/13/14 Technical report on public land values using PPGIS for the state of Victoria, Australia
03/17/14 Map viewer displays PPGIS public land values for the state of Victoria, Australia
12/14/13 Report uses PPGIS to help provide integrated assessment of forest resources in Wrangell, Alaska
12/11/13 Article describes how to identify land use conflict potential using PPGIS
11/05/13 Article describes key issues and research priorities for PPGIS
10/20/13 Article describes using PPGIS to assess national scenic values in the Netherlands
09/20/13 Article describes using PPGIS to measure physical activity and urban park benefits
07/23/13 Article describes how PPGIS participant values influence PPGIS mapping behavior
07/09/13 Published article examines energy development preferences using PPGIS
07/04/13 Article examines relationships between mapped landscape values and global land cover
06/25/13 Article describes participatory mapping with indigenous people of Suriname, South America
06/18/13 PPGIS used in community mapping for Lower Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia. Click on link to visit the report website.
03/07/13 Publication describes the benefits of using PPGIS for urban studies. Click this link to see the article.
02/11/13 Landscape values are mapped in community workshops on Olympic Peninsula in Washington state (U.S.). Click this link to see overview of project.
10/12/12 Publication: Describes sampling effects (a cautionary tale) of using PPGIS vs. VGI. Click on this link to view the journal article.
10/10/12 Nora Fagerholm (now Dr. Fagerholm) and colleagues at the University of Turku (Finland) publish important work on identifying landscape services using PGIS. Click on this link to view the journal article.
04/07/12 Mapping indigenous peoples' landscape values.
02/07/12 Publication: The relationship between landscape values and physical landscapes. Click here or see menu on left
08/04/12 Publication: Social landscape values mapped for country of New Zealand. Click here or see menu on left
20/02/12 Publications uploaded to website. Click here or see menu on left
12/04/10 Wyoming PPGIS study report released (click to download)
04/19/10 PPGIS study in Wyoming maps landscape values/development preferences
03/22/10 PPGIS study identifies areas for river conservation
03/01/10 First PPGIS website to map ecosystem values and services
12/29/09 PGIS study maps social landscape values in Zanzibar, Africa
10/04/09 Peport on Using PPGIS to Map Park Visitor Experiences and Env. Impacts
8/03/09 Global Climate Change Mapping Project uses PPGIS
6/16/09 Publication describes PPGIS method for national forest planning in the U.S.
4/27/09 Report describes spatial mapping of community values for tourism and conservation planning for the Murray River in Australia
1/30/09 Web-based PPGIS study maps visitor experiences and environmental impacts in Australia
6/5/08 Report explores the relationship between landscape values and climate change risks with data using PPGIS
4/3/08 Case study: Using PPGIS to map special places for land use planning in Kittitas County, Washington (U.S.)