Participatory Mapping can take several forms including the use of crowdsourcing to gather information about an event or a place. Alternatively, participatory mapping may actively educate and engage local people who may be without access to technology or otherwise unable to take part in planning for change. Crisis response - to natural or humanitarian disasters - have been among the high profile examples of participatory mapping.
- Blight Status
Crowdsourcing to address urban blight in New Orleans
- Typhoon Haiyan
Crowdsourcing was used to document the extent of the devastation.
- Aboriginal Mapping Network
Established in 1998 in Canada to build knowledge, skill, and resources, this organization now supports aboriginal and indigenous peoples worldwide with issues such as land claims, treaty negotiations and resource development using tools that include traditional use studies, GIS mapping and other information systems.
- ERMIS Africa
Based in Kenya, works with local communities, indigenous peoples and schools to promote environmental conservation and management. Mapping is one of many tools and strategies.