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Elise Smith & Chris Wild - Public Participatory GIS


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Elise Smith & Chris Wild - Public Participatory GIS

  1. 1. Public Participatory GIS Geo-Data Forum, NDF
  2. 2. Update on the Community Partnership Fund Project
  3. 3. Concept of T.E.R:R.A.I.N. <ul><li>accessible </li></ul><ul><li>used by planners and authorities </li></ul><ul><li>digitise their resources </li></ul><ul><li>store information in an on-line repository </li></ul><ul><li>display spatial data </li></ul>Create a system for the community to: Community data should be:
  4. 4. Concept of T.E.R:R.A.I.N. Community data Data and information; qualities of the community itself and not available from any other source. Mapping Queries, on-line data entry, links to other applications Digital repositories Spatial databases
  5. 5. Pilot Pukekura Park Portal Project ( Friends of Pukekura Park New Plymouth Inc.) <ul><li>Digital repository – the project funding developed features for the Kete open-source software, as used by Aotearoa People’s Network </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping service – collaboration with New Plymouth District Council using a public access map service, GISBoost TM </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital repository Community website
  7. 7. Links from within community repository to wider sources using RSS feeds
  8. 8. Extended fields link online resources Extended field of “plant species” links the kete to on-line maps
  9. 9. Mapping of plants in the Park
  10. 10. …… and back to kete…
  11. 11. Data entry <ul><li>Puke Ariki students and public may register to contribute to wildlife records for the Park </li></ul>Google Docs spreadsheet displayed on kete Information accumulated for use by authorised persons
  12. 12. BUT….. <ul><li>independent of government bodies </li></ul><ul><li>outside institutional firewalls </li></ul><ul><li>have a digital repository available to each group </li></ul><ul><li>provide on-line data entry/editing (private and public) </li></ul>To work for other community groups T.E.R:R.A.I.N. required to be:
  13. 13. We succeeded! <ul><li>seven groups </li></ul><ul><li>multiple maps </li></ul><ul><li>on-line data entry </li></ul><ul><li>links to Kete </li></ul>
  14. 14. FOSS <ul><li>Free Open Source Software </li></ul>$ Constraints Small unreliable income Competing needs Customisable Easily integrated User group support Currency Easy install Large pool of developers to fix bugs
  15. 15. Quantum GIS Desktop GIS PostgreSQL/PostGIS Geo-database Data Capture GRASS Modeling , Analysis Decision support Sharing GPS Data Storage Web Mapping Geoserver/Openlayers
  16. 16. Geo-databases <ul><li>Spatially enabled database </li></ul><ul><li>PostgreSQL- PostGIS </li></ul><ul><li>Data Entry Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Web access </li></ul><ul><li>Secure and backed up </li></ul>
  17. 17. Community Contribution <ul><li>Local knowledge, enthusiasm and ownership. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective, timely, guaranteed feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise, educational, willingness to share data. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Inter-operability <ul><li>Proprietary – ESRI ArcGIS and SDE </li></ul><ul><li>An ArcSDE geodatabase stores datasets in a number of optional DBMSs including PostgreSQL </li></ul>
  19. 19. Community Institutional Interface <ul><li>Academics, authorities, not for profits. Expertise, resources and responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to tap into community databases, repositories and volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to specialist hardware, data, and expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative-more effective outcomes. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Issues to resolve <ul><li>Data sharing and imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a model for on-line data entry forms </li></ul><ul><li>Categorise the data-contributors’ level of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>User manuals and training for communities </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata standards and O pen A rchives I nitiative </li></ul><ul><li>Community expectations – speed and map quality </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion and use by authorities </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>T.E.R:R.A.I.N. </li></ul><ul><li>CPF 112 </li></ul>