Publication Date
Publication Date: 
October 1, 2010

This 25-minute educational video documentary introduces the practice of participatory spatial information management and communication in the development context. It has been designed to introduce development practitioners (technology intermediaries) to the practice of demand-driven participatory geographic information systems (PGIS).

In this video, PGIS practice is presented as a continuum starting from community mobilisation to project planning and design, choice of mapping methods and technologies, visualisation of different technologies in diverse ethno-cultural and agro-ecological environments, and finally putting the maps to work in the domains of identity building, self-determination, spatial planning, and advocacy.

As well as placing PGIS in a historical continuum, the video emphasises ethics, attitudes, and behaviours as cross-cutting imperatives.

For more information, contact:
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
Postbus 380
6700 AJ Wageningen
Tel: +31 (0) 317 467100
Fax: +31 (0) 317 460067


English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese


Web2ForDev Discussion Group, November 9 2010, and email from Giacomo Rambaldi to The Communication Initiative on February 15 2011.