Participatory GIS is a practice in which local communities share their knowledge and opinions to help generate maps to inform management and decision-making. Participatory GIS fosters discussion and collaboration among stakeholders and can capture important knowledge from under-represented groups. This presentation will describe the use of Participatory GIS in two coastal projects: the Edisto Island Preservation Association's project to make recommendatios on an update to the local comprehensive plan and the Great Works Regional Land Trust's project to develop a strategic plan for the Trust's conservation work. The presentation will also describe new resources for coastal resource managers interested in using Participatory GIS. This event has been organized by Danielle Bamford and Chrissa Stroh of the NOAA Coastal Services Center and Rebekah Szivak of the SCDNR/ACE Basin NERR.
Rebekah Walker, CTP Coordinator
Phone: (843) 953-9024