Community Participation and Geographical Information Systems

Community Participation and Geographical Information Systems

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Have you ever considered how much effect information technology has on society throughout the world? Progress often places lower income and marginalized communities at a distinct disadvantage. Community Participation and Geographic Information Systems, however, offers a detailed look at numerous incidences around the world where communities have actually taken control of the technology and really used it to their advantage. This is presented in the form of case studies and models such as Philadelphia's neighborhoods, the Atlanta Project, and neighborhood revitalization in Minneapolis, reflect on public participation in GIS concepts, best practices, constraints and opportunities.Difficulties of implementation and maintenance refers to the monetary and non- monetary costs of developing and using GIS for community organizations. First, it is important to distinguish between the individual costs to a communityanbsp;...


Title:Community Participation and Geographical Information Systems
Author: William J. Craig, Trevor M. Harris, Daniel Weiner
Publisher:CRC Press - 2002-04-04
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