Changing with the Times!
Dear ISPM Members and Followers,
We hope that you are safe and well through these troublesome times. We have
been deliberating on when to return to 'normal' and have realized that
nothing will ever quite be the same again. Luckily for ISPM, we were moving
towards a virtual community before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive
Committee has decided to invest in Mighty Networks
https://society-for-participatory-mapping.mn.co/, an online networking
and learning management system.
You're welcome to join the platform as we build it out. We will go
completely live in July. This way, you can communicate with other
participatory mappers, share events and research, help us build an online
course catalogue and contribute to our society through annual dues paid
directly on the platform. This will help us better coordinate and
communicate with our membership too.
The International Journal of Participatory Mapping (IJPM) has decided to
wait until the academic fall to solicit article submission for our first
volume. We are still looking for editorial board members and reviewers.
Please watch out for more information in the coming weeks about how to join
the editorial board and contribute to the field.
As always, we thank you for joining us in our passion for participatory
-ISPM Executive Committee
"Researchers at the University of Calgary, along with the Campus Mental
Health Strategy, and Campus as a Learning Lab have collaborated to conduct
a Participatory Mapping study to explore relationships between the Campus
Design and student well being. The study was conducted using the
Maptionnaire platform and included 362 participants. The mapping survey
data are publicly available through the University of Calgary Data
Rout, 2019, "Campus Design for Wellness University of Calgary Survey
Dataset", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/WQMFOW, Scholars Portal Dataverse, V1.
"Since launching five years ago, SeaSketch has been used in approximately
30 large-scale projects and over 200 educational programs and
research-based initiatives distributed over 40 countries. The study
presented in this article engages SeaSketch developers, project
administrators, and users through semi-structured interviews and surveys
meant to inform designers on how to better incorporate the participatory
process within geodesign applications."
Burnett, C. (2020). Incorporating the participatory process in the design
of geospatial support tools: Lessons learned from SeaSketch. Environmental
Modelling & Software, 104678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104678
Conversatorio: "Reflexiones desde una geografía crítica y feminista:
mujeres en resistencia".
Jueves 11 de Junio, 18.30 CST. 19:30 hrs Chile.
Geobrujas de México, Colectivo Geografía Crítica Ecuador y Asociación de
Foro Virtual: "La Geografía Critica Latinoamericana frente a la Crisis
Mundial de COVID-19."
Miércoles 10 de Junio 2020 17.00 CST, 18.00 Chile
CLACSO Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
Pensamiento Geográfico Crítico Latinoamericano
"Investigación Colaborativa, Mapeo Colectivo, Itinerante, Cartografías
Criticas y Recursos Gráficas"
Clase abierta con Julia Risler del Movimiento Iconoclasista May 20, 2020
*Iconoclasistas *is an active collective based in Buenos Aires which
produces tools, training materials, training courses and committed practice
in critical cartography, participatory mapping. Their mission is to
develop, use and disseminate maps and other cartographic art forms to
create new visions of community participation, historic representation, and
radical political-social commentary, mainly in urban territories.
Are you a fluent speaker of an Indigenous language, or do you know someone
in your community who is a fluent speaker or a language teacher? Native
Land Digital is hiring for Indigenous language translation work!
At Native Land, we are striving to get as many Indigenous language
translations of the front page of our website as possible. To us, it’s very
important that Indigenous languages are represented and visible, and we
want to include YOUR community’s language!
To qualify, you will need to demonstrate some knowledge of your language,
traditional territory, or community. We would love to hear from you if you
would like to help us increase the exposure of Indigenous languages on the
To visit our website, please go to www.native-land.ca.
http://www.native-land.ca/ Please note that we are offering a set rate
for the required translation, approximately 150 words in length.
Translation does not have to be perfect, since numerous terms may not have
Please contact Christine McRae, Executive Director of Native Land, at
firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
– Native Land Digital
*Do you develop GIS applications? Do you use GIS to solve public problems?
Do you study participatory planning? *
The International Society of Participatory Mapping (ISPM)
http://pmappingsociety.orgis an association of like-minded scholars,
practitioners, and activists who are invested in the integrity and accuracy
of participatory mapping and data collection, as well as, the equitable
distribution of knowledge between the global socio-economic divides. To
ensure that geospatial data, tools, and knowledge remain free and open to
those in the Global South, ISPM members commit their membership dues to
helping foster intercultural and educational events and travel grants for
those normally unable to participate in international events, conferences,
We are looking for practitioners, developers, and academics interested in
participatory mapping that want to lead our Society. Our Executive
Committee and Advisers
four year volunteer positions to coordinate our bi-annual conference and
other workshops, manage our website and blog, conduct research on
participatory methods, and reviews on software. We meet over video
conference once a month and are expected to commit 5 hours a month.
The Society’s objectives are to encourage and support the development,
experimentation, evaluation, and application of participatory mapping
methods globally in order to foster interaction and research in this
scientific field, and to coordinate with other organizations in the study
of participatory processes, mapping, and quantitative analyses. The Society
places a strong emphasis on fostering opportunities between the Global
North and South in order to promote a more equal distribution of knowledge
These purposes are to be carried out by:
Publishing the electronic newsletter, and
If you're interested in serving on our Executive Board, please click on the
Are you passionate about Participatory Mapping?
The International Society for Participatory Mapping (ISPM) is searching for
Executive Board Members and Special Advisers to help support our Mission!
Contribute to our online database of Participatory Mapping Software,
Research, and Trainings
Our members contribute to crowd sourced databases on our website. We are
searching for participatory mapping software, forums, publications, and
projects from around the world. Our goal is to build a comprehensive global
database that provides contributors, policy-makers, and the public with a
comprehensive overview of the field. Our website: pmappingsociety.org
Congratulations to Alison DeGraff Ollivierre!
Alison (DeGraff) Ollivierre, one of ISPM Executive Committee Members,
finally put her master's thesis online on "Participatory Mapping:
Evaluating Practice in Caribbean Small Island Developing States" (
more information can also be found on her thesis website (
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