GOAL OF THE CONFERENCE
The goal of Participatory Mapping/GIS 2017 is to bring together an international community of academics, planners/managers, and practitioners to (1) describe state of knowledge in participatory mapping methods, (2) to learn new mapping applications and technology, and to (3) identify best practices, standards, and future research needs.
The conference will feature multiple themes and applications in participatory mapping including land and marine planning and management, urban and regional planning, rural development, biodiversity conservation, indigenous rights, social justice, ecosystem services, and participatory governance.
The conference/colloquium is for academics, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), students, information technology professionals, and anyone interested in advancing knowledge about participatory mapping methods. Participatory mapping principles are grounded in sustainable land/marine use, environmental protection, meaningful public participation, and the inclusion of multiple social values in decisionmaking.