Key issues and research priorities for public participation GIS (PPGIS): a synthesis based on empirical research

Brown, Greg and Kytta, Marketta (2014) Key issues and research priorities for public participation GIS (PPGIS): a synthesis based on empirical research. Applied Geography, 46 126-136. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.11.004


Author Brown, Greg
Kytta, Marketta
Title Key issues and research priorities for public participation GIS (PPGIS): a synthesis based on empirical research
Journal name Applied Geography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0143-6228
1873-7730
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.11.004
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 46
Start page 126
End page 136
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 1107 Forestry
3305 Geography, Planning and Development
2300 Environmental Science
1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Abstract Public participation GIS (PPGIS) methods have progressed over the last decade, but as a rapidly evolving practice and area of research, there are new challenges. To identify the key issues and research priorities in PPGIS, two researchers that have designed and implemented more than 40 empirical studies spanning both environmental and urban applications present their views about the present and future of PPGIS for land use planning and management. This paper is intended to be a synthesis, but not necessarily a consensus of the key issues and research priorities. We have organized the paper into six general key issues and four priority research topics. The key issues are: (1) conceptual and theoretical foundations, (2) the diversity of definitions and approaches to participatory mapping, (3) the spatial attributes measured in participatory mapping, (4) sampling, participation, and data quality, (5) relationships between participatory mapped attributes and physical places, and (6) the integration of PPGIS data into planning decision support. Our top research priorities include: (1) understanding and increasing participation rates, (2) identifying and controlling threats to spatial data quality, (3) improving the "PP" or public participation in PPGIS, and (4) evaluating the effectiveness of PPGIS. Our purpose for presenting a research agenda is to stimulate discourse among PPGIS researchers and practitioners about future research needs and to provide support for the mobilization of resources to undertake future empirical research.
Keyword Geographic information systems
PPGIS
Public participation GIS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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