Participatory methods: GPS Mapping

GPS mapping is one of the methods that already require sophisticated technical tools and technical literacy. In this case, at least the GPS unit and a device for storing and visualizing data – mostly computer. GPS unit can record location in the form of points or lines.

This methods belongs to the group of methods, that places greater knowledge and skill barriers at the user. GPS mapping may be used for the collection of new information (CyberTracker.org, 2013) or to verify information obtained during some of the less technology-intensive methods (Ground mappingSketch mapping or Transect Walk) (Panek & Vlok, 2013).

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