Importance of Participatory GIS (PGIS) Tool in Marine Fisheries

Dineshbabu, A P (2013) Importance of Participatory GIS (PGIS) Tool in Marine Fisheries. In: ICAR funded Short Course on “ICT -oriented Strategic Extension for Responsible Fisheries Management, 05-25 November, 2013, Kochi.


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    Public Participation GIS (PPGIS)/Participatory GIS (PGIS) is a term that has been coined to express the adoption of GIS to empower indigenous and local communities. Through this the stake holders with contribution of their traditional knowledge and experience are directly involved in the planning and decision making on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, animal science etc., Most of the planning in rural and urban development, agriculture and forestry are being explained on the basis of mapping. So it is imperative that the stake holder should have say into the policy making and they should understand the significance of mapping. It is believed that without access to GIS and its analytical capabilities and popular appeal, ordinary people would find it difficult to respond to official policies that alienate them. PGIS initiative focuses on generic issues such as empowerment and equal representation. The movement represents the vision of GIS practitioners who have developed an interest in the socio-political contributions that the technology can make to empower less privileged groups in society. PGIS is therefore about the role of GIS in a broader consideration of the empowerment of communities.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Participatory GIS; PGIS; Marine Fisheries
    Subjects: Oceanography > Remote sensing
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 06:56
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:57

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