Dear Participatory Mapping Community:
I'm determining the level of interest in a participatory mapping webinar. The webinar is intended to provide practical advice on how to design and implement a participatory mapping project, from inception to spatial analyses to selection of decision support tools. The webinar would be broadcast from my university and implemented using Zoom software. Participants would be sent a web-link to join the session(s) from their internet-connected computer. There will be four one-hour sessions where I present some information followed by questions/discussion from participants. There is no cost for participating in the webinar. However, you are encouraged to explore the benefits of a new professional society (International Society for Participatory Mapping) dedicated to advancing participatory mapping knowledge and practice. See http://landscapevalues.org/ispm/ See attached description of the proposed webinar. All sessions are open to anyone. People new to participatory mapping would benefit most from Sessions 1 and 2 and those with some participatory mapping experience would benefit more from Sessions 3 and 4. Novices and experts welcome. Possible webinar dates are August 1, 6, and 13. I would select a date(s) based on demand.
To submit an expression of interest, click on the link below to answer a few questions. I will tabulate the results and inform you of the outcome.
Greg Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor and Department Head
Natural Resource Management & Environmental Sciences
California Polytechnic State University
Participatory Mapping Webinar
8:00 to 9:00
Effective public participation, participatory mapping systems, spatial attributes for mapping
Spatial data collection methods
Spatial analysis methods
Place-based planning tools and decision support