Participatory data

Posted: Thursday, 12 March 2015

Participatory 3D modelling is a community-based tool that builds on local and indigenous knowledge for a variety of purposes, such as land use planning, watershed management, disaster prevention, communication and advocacy.   ...

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CTA-funded 3D map helping tribe document and articulate their traditional knowledge

Posted: Friday, 10 October 2014

Saramaccans settled along the Upper Suriname River have expressed the hope that a form of Geographical Information Systems introduced by Tropenbos International and CTA will ensure they will better cope with the trauma provoked by their relocation from their traditional lands five decades ago, the effects of which are still being experienced. Saramaccan chief Godfried Adjako was sharing their expe ...

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Maps for traditional knowledge – bringing the 3rd dimension to the negotiating table [Media release]

Posted: Friday, 10 October 2014

Paramirobo, Suriname - Participatory mapping is a powerful tool for enabling local communities to document their landscapes and shape policies that affect their development. A Participatory 3 Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) exercise presented at the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture shows how an indigenous tribe in Suriname has developed a 3D map of its territory. The initiative, implemented by CTA ...

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