Using PGIS and VIG to support Human Rights and Environmental Justice
Track: Aid and Development
Authors: Doug Specht
Maps have been shown to be an incredibly important resource, especially in the environmental sector, but the costs are often prohibitive to their creation. This research is examining how publicly created online maps are able to support human rights and environmental justice. How do we open up mapping products to enable the worlds poor and grassroots movements to be able to create maps that support their causes, and thus giving them a bigger voice.