From Mental Maps to GeoParticipation (presentation at University of Johannesburg)

Yesterday I had the privilege to present some of my research at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, where I am currently as a visiting scholar via the Erasmus+ programme. I lectured for about 100 undergraduates in Geography programme and my presentation dealt with history of GIS, rise of Participatory GIS and how mental maps and GeoParticipation as concepts play and important role in current crowdsourcing and citizen science.

In case somebody is interested, you can find my presentation here (From Mental Maps to GeoParticipation). The talk was partly based on my paper published in the Special Issue of the Cartographic Journal.

Paper: GeoKey – open infrastructure for community mapping and science

Interested in Citizen Science, you probably want to read this…

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Citizen Cyberlab The special issue of the Human Computation Journal (see the details of the editorial here), summarises the result from the EU FP7 “Citizen Cyberlab” project.

One of the outcomes of the project is the development of the GeoKey platform for participatory mapping. Therefore, a paper that was written with Oliver Roick and Claire Ellul explains the background to the system and its design principles.

The abstract is:

The development of the geospatial web (GeoWeb) over the past decade opened up opportunities for collaborative mapping and large scale data collection at unprecedented scales. Projects such as OpenStreetMap, which engage hundreds of thousands of volunteers in different aspects of mapping physical and human-made objects, to eBird, which records millions of bird observations from across the globe. While these collaborative mapping efforts are impressive in their scale and reach, there is another type of mapping which is localised, frequently carried out…

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ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies is looking for new Editor

Maybe some of you can be interested in this offer:
CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 10th, 2017

ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies would like to invite applications from anyone interested in becoming an Editor for the journal. We are seeking new editors to join our editorial collective and are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in any of the following thematic areas: critical urban studies; environmental geographies; critical race theory; sexuality studies and queer theories; critical creative geographies and methods; political ecology and climate change; critical dis/ability studies and health geographies; critical physical geography and quantitative methods; and poverty, housing, and homelessness. The Collective is especially encouraging applications from workers in positions of precarity and/or from the Global South, as well as those who are from marginalized backgrounds and/or are first generation scholars (bearing in mind that all who apply will be considered). We are also keen to maintain our intercontinental reach, and welcome applications from scholars based in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and Latin America in particular. A commitment to mutuality, collective work, conviviality, and revolutionary punctuality is highly desirable. ACME publishes in 5 main languages (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish) and accordingly, individuals who can also handle submissions in one or more of these other key languages will be looked upon favorably.

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Public Participation GIS and Participatory GIS in the Era of GeoWeb – editorial for a special issue

I really need to re-blog this post, not only because I have a paper in the special issue, but also, because I am really happy, that the Cartographic Journal published such a special issue! If you want mine or any other paper, please let me know!

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As part of the AAG 2015 conference,Bandana Kar, Rina Ghose, Renee Sieber and I organised a set of sessions on Public Participation GIS – you can read the summary here. After the conference, we’ve organised a special issue of the Cartographic Journal (thanks to Alex Kent, the journal editor) dedicated to current perspectives of public participation GIS (PPGIS) and participatory GIS (PGIS).

The process of organising a special issue is quite involved – not all the papers that start the journey managed to finish, and even at the last point, 2 papers that are part of the special issue will appear in the next issue of the journal due to physical limitations and the number of pages that appear in each issue!

Working with an editorial group across the US, Canada, and the UK was also a challenge, especially as we were all busy, as usual…

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Call for Papers: 9th International Student and Early Career Conference NEW WAVE

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 9th International Student and Early Career Conference NEW WAVE in Prague, Czechia on 25th – 26th May, 2017.

Traditionally, the NEW WAVE conference draws graduate and post-graduate students, as well as young professionals from the fields of physical and social geography, cartography, demography and related disciplines to share and discuss their research in a friendly and open-minded atmosphere with an international audience.

You can find the first call for papers attached.

We encourage you to submit complete session proposals, individual papers or posters. The deadline for abstract submission is 15th March, 2017.

The registration form is available here: http://bit.ly/NWregistration

For more details please see our conference website: https://www.natur.cuni.cz/geography/newwave/new-wave-2017

Organization of the conference is provided by the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development and the Geographical Institute, Faculty of Science, Charles University.

The conference is held under the auspices of the Mayor of the Borough of Prague 2, the Councillor of the City of Prague, the Rector of Charles University, and the Czech Geographical Society.

RGS-IBG Annual Conference: Call for Papers for “The interdisciplinary field: destabilizing knowledge production through practice” session

Very good friend of mine and colleague is looking for papers for the session he plans to organise at RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London.  Please see the call below and share within your networks.

 

Call for Papers (Deadline Monday 6th February 2017)

The interdisciplinary field: destabilizing knowledge production through practice

Organisers: Chris Perkins (University of Manchester, c.perkins@manchester.ac.uk); Sybille Lammes (University of Warwick, S.Lammes@warwick.ac.uk); Jana Wendler (University of Warwick, jana.wendler@gmail.com). Continue reading