|Module title||Introduction To Participatory Geographic Information Systems: Concepts And Applications|
|Module lecturer||Prof. Dr Piotr Jankowski|
|Faculty||Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences|
This is an online course.
The course will start on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, and end on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. There will be seven weekly meetings, 150 minutes each from 16:30 until 19:00 on the following dates: 31/10, 7/11, 14/11, 21/11, 28/11, 5/12, and 12/12.
Module aim (aims)
Explore theoretical frameworks, methods, and applications related to Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) in diverse contexts including urban planning, decision-making, and environmental sustainability.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
General interest in crowdsourcing of geographical information and their uses in decision making. The seminar does not require technical skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) although the basic knowledge of GIS is a plus.
The idea of PPGIS centers on the designs, processes, and methods that facilitate collaboration of multiple individuals including experts, lay public, and decision makers. PPGIS integrate people, geographic information, exploratory tools and structured discussion in order to synergize knowledge, expertise, and experience of multiple stakeholders. This course provides an opportunity to learn motivations, development strategies, and discuss the case studies of PPGIS in various application domains and contexts.
The content of the course is organized into four sections beginning with: 1) overview of PPGIS origins and basic concepts followed by 2) participatory approaches to crowdsourcing spatial information such as participatory mapping and volunteered geographic information, 3) PPGIS techniques and tools, and 4) methods of analyzing PPGIS data. Each section starts with an introductory lecture followed readings provided by the course instructor and classroom discussions. Section 3 (techniques and tools) introduces geo-questionnaire – a method and an accompanying tool for collecting and organizing mixed geographical data. Students will have an opportunity to practice and use the tool to develop their own PPGIS application.
Students will learn the concepts underpinning PPGIS, become familiar with methods of acquiring and using spatial information, develop skills in mixed data participatory mapping tools, and learn to identify application areas fit for the PPGIS approach.
There are no exams in this course. Instead, students will have a choice of either writing and delivering at the end of the seminar a research paper dealing with a topic of interest, contextualized by the course readings, or developing and presenting an application of geo-questionnaire.
1. Class participation (30% of course grade). All students are responsible for reading the assigned papers. The more your read the better perspective you get. All students are responsible for submitting electronically to Prof. Piotr Jankowski (firstname.lastname@example.org), at least oen day before each class meeting, one discussion issue related to the weekly assigned readings. Students are also expected to actively participace in the reading discussions.
2. Student paper exploring any aspect of Participatory GIS (PGIS), or an appllication of geo-questionnaire - a participatory technique and tool for PGIS presented in the course (70% of course grade). Students are required to email Prof. Jankowski by the 5th week of the course their expression of interest in either writing a paper (up to 4000 words long) or developing a geo-questionnaire application. The paper should reflect student’s own perspective on one or multiple topics related to the content of the course. Papers synergizing the content of the course with students’ own research interest(s) are highly encouraged.
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