Mapping the Foodshed and Sharing YOUR Story Philip Ackerman-Leist and John Van Hoesen Green Mountain College
“The barriers which deflect raindrops into one river basinrather than into another are natural land elevations, while the barriers which guide and controlmovements of foodstuffs are more often economic than physical.” Walter Hedden How Great Cities are Fed (1929)
“Naïve geography is a necessary underpinning for the design of GISs that can be used without major training by new user communities such as average citizens, to solve day-to-day tasks” Egenhofer and Mark (1995)“Instead of asking how to find the need or data people want, instead ask how to allow the public needs to inform and drive data collection and access” Huang and Chuang (2005) “Neogeography is about people using and creating their own maps, on their own terms and by combining elements of an existing toolset. Neogeography is about sharing location information with friends and visitors, helping shape context, and conveying understanding through knowledge of place” Turner (2006)“This new phase of development is the wikification of GIS, which is driven by the massive and voluntary contribution among both amateur and experts using Web 2.0 technology” Sui (2008)“Another source of interest in GIS becoming a tool of participatory democracy has been the need to reinvigorate traditional models of citizen involvement in making decisions about the use of public , natural resources” Jankowski (2009)
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