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Title:Using Paper Maps for Geospatial Data Collection
Author(s):Van Wart, Sarah; Manoochehri, Michael; Gandomi, Nathan
Geospatial Data
Participatory Mapping
Rural Development.
Abstract:Geo-spatial information is important for a variety of decisionmaking, planning, marketing, and development activities. Yet, in the developing world, there are significant challenges to collecting this data, including poor network infrastructure, the lack of availability and trained operators of hand-held devices, and the difficulty in finding specialists who can effectively organize spatial data. This project explores the possibility of using a simpler GIS data collection methodology – annotating paper maps – in order to both simplify the data collection process, and capture more qualitative data. Through interviews, prototyping, and testing, we hope to design a viable proof of concept that can both support existing GIS data collection efforts, and lower the barrier to entry for additional organizations to collect geo-spatial data and conducting analyses.
Issue Date:2010-02-03
Genre:Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-03-02

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