Community Mapping: engaging the public

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Community Mapping: engaging the public

Dr. Bob Maher, Senior Research Scientist

Applied Geomatics Research Group

Middleton, Nova Scotia


Oct 28, 2009

Lunenburg Heritage Society

Quotation


Noah Richler,
Up here
, Oct/Nov 2009, p16




“what Google is doing with
cameras and street
-
views,


we can do with myths,
legends, stories and art”.


“we should be working, now, on a
massive popularly
-
constructed oral
-
history mapping project”.

“mapping the North through stories”

“ As we voyage we are creating new stories within the
tradition of the old stories, we are literally creating a
new culture out of the old”
-

Nainoa Thompson,
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Quotation


Wade Davis,
The
Wayfinders
, Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the
Modern World
, CBC Massey Lectures 2009. Chapter 2 p35

Overview

1.
Some basic definitions



community mapping



cultural mapping

2.
Current status of the technology

3.
Case Study: Port George and Fundy Communities
Development Association (FCDA)

4.
Future Research directions

5.
Opportunities for Lunenburg Heritage Society

6.
Questions

What is Community Mapping?


Approaches a way to expand access to “local
knowledge”



Visualizing community
-
based knowledge and
perceptions encourages the exchange of
information and equalizes opportunities for all
members of the community to participate


in processes that affect their


neighbourhoods and lives.

-
Wansoo

Im
,
Ph.D



Centre for Community Mapping, May 14, 2008

http://www.centerforcommunitymapping.org/default.htm

Who is involved in community
mapping?


Community organizations


Citizen associations


Non
-
Profit Organizations


Other locally
-
situated civil institutions


Minority and specialized groups


Importance of Community Mapping


Improve and increase public involvement



Allow the community and its members an opportunity to
evaluate design and planning proposals and visualize the
impacts that decisions may have on the future of a
community




A significant contribution to geography


»
Process of collecting and improving geospatial data

»
Enhancing our knowledge of the Earth

»
Local focus

»
Engaging citizens



A desire to fill gaps in available data


Especially in areas where data are not
available


Or where access is denied for security



Help the average person advance with
technology


Not just a select few (technical experts)
who know ‘what to do’

Importance of Community Mapping


Wikimapia


http://wikimapia.org

An Example

Who we taught


Kingstech

NSCC Campus


As part of their Wellness Week, we introduced them to
GeoCaching


Coastal CURA


Local community group concerned with Maritime water resources


Lawrencetown

Consolidated School


Introduced Grade 4 students to GPS and how to map in Google Earth


Bridgetown High School


Demonstrated to grade 9’s how to collect


GPS data and display in Google Earth


Bridgetown Elementary School


Introduced Grade 4 students to GPS


and how to map in Google Earth

Coastal CURA

LC
S

Methods of Instruction


Modified and created a variety


of PowerPoint presentations



Hands
-
On learning with the GPS
units and with the HP Tablets



Moodle for continued learning and
access all presentations and reference material




Demonstrate to teachers ways
to incorporate GPS/GIS into
the academic curriculum

Lesson Plan


Brief Introduction to GPS
and how to use the GPS
units (Garmin
GPSmap

76x)


Outside to collect
GPS points and
tracks

Lesson Plan


Download
collected
points and
tracks


Demonstrate
how to
display
collected
data in
Google Earth

Presentations/
Tutorials made that
are available on
Moodle

Reference Material

http://www.gissandbox.net/moodle

Coastal CURA

March 6 & 7

Lawrencetown

Consolidated
School

May 13 & 15

Workshops under

development


Coastal CURA:



Workshop focused more on GIS using various
(free) available software with attention on each
member’s personal GIS needs


School Groups


Visiting more classes and demonstrating how to
use GPS and the HP Tablets


Find GIS software for teachers to use and show
students
(
ArcVoyager
,
ArcExplorer

Student Edition)



Creative Cultural Industries

Community Cultural

Organizations

Natural Heritage

Festivals and Events

Cultural Heritage

Facilities and Spaces

Cultural

Resources

Cultural Mapping


Greg
Baeker
,
Cultural Mapping Tools; Connecting Place, Culture, and
Economy for the Creation of Local Wealth
, Municipal World, Sept.
2009, p13.

Cultural Strategic Plan


Multi
-
stakeholder Steering Group


Cultural resource mapping


Community identity mapping


Community engagement


Council adoption


Cultural Roundtable and implementation


Ref. Dr. Greg
Baeker
, Senior Consultant with
AuthentiCity

Innovation

Ref. Dr. Greg Baeker, Senior Consultant with AuthentiCity

Cultural Mapping


Two Kinds





Ref. Dr. Greg
Baeker
, Senior Consultant with
AuthentiCity

Resource Mapping

‘Tangibles’

Identity Mapping

‘Intangibles’


Cultural

Resources

Natural

Heritage

Cultural
Heritage

Cultural

Facilities

Non
-
Profit
Cultural

Organizations

Cultural
Businesses

Creative

Industries

Festivals and

Events

Resource Mapping

Ref. Dr. Greg
Baeker
, Senior Consultant with
AuthentiCity

Community Identity Mapping



Stories are the DNA of culture


What defines this place?


Images


Places


Stories


Unique quality of life


Narrative of culture and place


Authenticity and collective memory

Ref. Dr. Greg
Baeker
, Senior Consultant with
AuthentiCity









Ref. Dr. Greg Baeker, Senior Consultant with AuthentiCity

Invite the community to share their
favourites


Help people tell local stories…

Ref. Dr. Greg
Baeker
, Senior Consultant with
AuthentiCity

Current status of the technology

1.
Base maps

2.
Data Collection

3.
GIS software

4.
Web technology

Demonstration

1.
Define the geography

2.
Themes of interest

3.
Base maps

4.
Web GIS

Future Directions

1.
Community Engagement



-

Needs analysis


-

Facilitated meetings

2.
Technology development



-

shortest path



-

travel itinerary



-

linking different objects e.g. video



-

guided tours

Case Study 1

Results from Community
Engagement

Case Study 2

Results from Community
Engagement

Results from Community
Engagement

Case Study 3

Town of Lunenburg

1.

decide on geographic extent

2.

scale

3.

building footprints

4.

imagery

5.

story line

6.

thematic layers

7.

ownership of date

8.

updating, quality control

Please Contact:



Dr. Bob Maher


Senior Research Scientist


Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG)


Middleton, NS

Email:
robert.maher@nscc.ca

Phone: 825
-
5477


Thank you