publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Examples from the Peruvian Andes

Bussink, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Mountain Research and Development, volume 23, pages 320-323 (issn: 0276-4741, eissn: 1994-7151, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Mountain Society (IMS) and United Nations University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Metadata only record Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are often seen as incompatible with participatory processes. However, since the late 1990s, attempts have been made in numerous projects around the world to define 'best practices' for improved natural resource management projects that integrate participation and accurate spatial information, using GIS (for example, see www.iapad.org/participatory_gis.htm). This article describes a project in the Peruvian Andes where spatial information played a key role. Can GIS help narrow the gap between professionals and farmers or local officials? Or is it really a top-down tool that requires too much expert knowledg...
Subjects
free text keywords: Temperate zones, Best management practices, GIS, Community participation, Resource management tools, Local governance, Ecosystem, Development, General Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Spatial analysis, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Geographic information system, Environmental protection, Citizen journalism, Traditional knowledge GIS, Public participation GIS, Best practice, Participatory GIS, Geology, Natural resource management
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2003

Examples from the Peruvian Andes

Bussink, C.;