Measuring change in place values for environmental and natural resource planning using public participation GIS (PPGIS): results and challenges for longitudinal research

Brown, Greg and Donovan, Shannon (2014) Measuring change in place values for environmental and natural resource planning using public participation GIS (PPGIS): results and challenges for longitudinal research. Society and Natural Resources, 27 1: 36-54. doi:10.1080/08941920.2013.840023


Author Brown, Greg
Donovan, Shannon
Title Measuring change in place values for environmental and natural resource planning using public participation GIS (PPGIS): results and challenges for longitudinal research
Journal name Society and Natural Resources   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-1920
1521-0723
Publication date 2014
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08941920.2013.840023
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 36
End page 54
Total pages 19
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Landscape values are a type of place value and are identified and mapped using public participation GIS (PPGIS). PPGIS engages nonexperts to identify important spatial information for environmental or natural resource planning. In 1998, we used PPGIS to identify landscape values for the Chugach National Forest (Alaska) plan revision process. In 2012, we conducted a longitudinal study of the same national forest using Internet PPGIS to identify changes in landscape values. The empirical results indicate stability in landscape values both in importance and spatial distribution. However, the use of different PPGIS methods (paper map vs. Internet) in the longitudinal study also introduced challenges in interpreting and explaining the spatial results. We discuss trade-offs in conducting longitudinal PPGIS research using mixed methods. PPGIS appears well suited for public lands planning, and national forest planning in particular, but barriers to use, such as regulatory approval, remain formidable.
Keyword Forest planning
Landscape values
Public participation GIS (PPGIS)
Spatial analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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