Knowing my village from the sky: A collaborative spatial learning framework to integrate spatial knowledge of stakeholders in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

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Abstract

Geospatial data is urgently needed in decision-making processes to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at global, national, regional and local scales. While the advancement of geo-technologies to obtain or produce geospatial data has become faster and more affordable, many countries in the global south still experience a geospatial data scarcity at the rural level due to complex geographical terrains, weak coordination among institutions and a lack of knowledge and technologies to produce visualised geospatial data like maps. We proposed a collaborative spatial learning framework that integrates the spatial knowledge of stakeholders to obtain geospatial data. By conducting participatory mapping workshops in three villages in the Deli Serdang district in Indonesia, we tested the framework in terms of facilitating communication and collaboration of the village stakeholders while also supporting knowledge co-production and social learning among them. Satellite images were used in digital and non-digital mapping workshops to support village stakeholders to produce proper village maps while fulfilling the SDGs’ emphasis to make geospatial data available through a participatory approach.
Original languageEnglish
Article number515
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalISPRS Int. J. Geo-Information
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • ITC-GOLD
  • ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE

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