Using Mobile Participatory GIS to Facilitate Community Data Ownership
Track: Mobile and Device Apps
Authors: Kamoa Quitevis, Zachary Smith
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has expanded the public land research tool, “Kipuka”, to include community input into the database as well as allowing mobile and tablet support. Users can now connect to Kipuka using their mobile devices to add comments, upload photos or other media and even create new features based on their own knowledge of a place. This mobile tool is designed to grow user participation and ownership of data and increase the connection of people to their land.