Welcome everybody, On behalf of myself and my collegues, I would like to tell you about the vision on GIS future.
In one of the dutch municipalities, a group of citizens have issued for a modernisation of the road. The municipal workers took closer look at the case, and indeed the road needed to be brought to a better shape. They have came up with plan for modernisation of the road in question and it had to be laid for the reactions of the public. And what has happened? Some other group of citizens were very strongly against it! It turned out that along the road there was an alley of old trees And the modernisation of the road included widening of the driving surface and taking the tree down. The reaction of the public was so negative that the project did not go through… WHAT WENT WRONG AND HOW COULD IT HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER? Imagine, that all these stakeholders, also the one that seem not to have a direct interest in an issue can collaborate together… And how? With GIS!!! We belive that, GIS can be more benefitial if taken out of only-professionals domain!
Phase 1 the organisation has duty to inform example: GIS viewer Phase 2 the organisation recognises the benefits of the citizens input example: reports on public space issues Phase 3 the public demands more insight into the organisation processes and more influence on the contents and the results of these processes example: a portal where public can develope and submit alternative solutions
From facilitating to participatory GIS. The Dutch planning domain. Ajo Otto, Arjan Wilkens, Karolina Orlinska, Marcel Steenis
Introduction GIS can be more beneficial if taken out of only-professionals domain
a GIS which has been made available to support a communication processes, with geographic functionality to view and analyse geographic data
a system in which the GIS support is no longer apparent to the participating stakeholders, but through its use, has removed the expert-dependence of the general public and the influence of politically motivated decisions
“ Neo-geography, bottom-up, demand-orientation and empowerment of the community” – L. Hordijk, GSDI11
“ from data consumer towards active participant” – Ch. Steenmans, GSDI11
“ people want to generate information on voluntary bases” – B. Kok, GSDI11
From FGIS to PGIS Impulse: O: National law, P: User demand Expert organisation public Impulse O: Collection of information from the public can be beneficial if structured P: Listen to us and use our input Impulse O:P: Share responsibilities regarding our living environment 1 2 3 All three phases will exist simultaneously