Corbett and Keller (2005) state, that the overarching goal of every PPGIS
activity is empowerment, as PPGIS
"can be empowering to disadvantaged groups by enabling them to use the language and tools of decision makers and so influence events that affect their lives and local geography" (91).
One important reason for using PPGIS
to expose the planning procedure is that it increases the transparency of the decision making material (Ceccato and Snickars 2000).
has concentrated primarily on the US and, to a lesser extent, Canada.
To address this challenge, this article builds on established findings in the geographic information science literature to propose a novel framework, which is designed to evaluate participatory initiatives that utilize Geoweb technologies, and may be extensible to public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS
) and other participatory media.
As a result, Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS
) has significantly increased the capacity to identify community desires, convey municipal plans, and leverage university resources.
The central thesis is that while PPGIS
aspires to improve the quality of decision making and increase the level of public impact beyond traditional stakeholder and interest groups, the fullest potential of PPGIS
has yet to be realized because of a number of social and institutional constraints.
However, the recent development of critical approaches to GIS and social issues has raised a number of important concerns among scholars (Mark 1993, Harvey and Chrisman 1998, Harris and Weiner 1996, 1998), and exploring the potential role of PPGIS
applications in social and environmental research is an important component of this research.
This paper explores how public participatory GIS (PPGIS
) can be applied to an Asset-based Community (1) Development (ABCD) approach to support rural development in Kenya.
GeoDF: Towards a SDI-based PPGIS
application for e-governance.
The concept of a public participation geographic information system (PPGIS
) has been extensively discussed since the middle of the 1990s (Pickles 1995; Rinner 1999; Kingston, Carver et al.
This democratization of the process would represent a strong example of the impact of public participation GIS (PPGIS
) on society.
This has been developed into a broad area of research, generally referred to as public participatory GIS (PPGIS