Essays about: "Participatory GIS"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 essays containing the words Participatory GIS.

  1. 1. Solar photovoltaic potential to complement hydropower in Ecuador : a GIS-based framework of analysis

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Jose Jara Alvear; [2018]
    Keywords : photovoltaic; hydropower; complementarity; GIS; Ecuador; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : In Ecuador, more than 85% of electricity production relies on hydropower and consequently the supply of electricity relies on water availability. During the dry season (October-March) hydropower capacity could diminish up to one-third of its installed capacity or more under a severe drought causing a substantial augmentation of thermoelectric power output to offset the lack of hydropower to cover electricity demand, and consequently increasing the overall operational cost and emission of CO2 of the power system. READ MORE

  2. 2. Fire Risk and Vulnerability in Urban Informal Settlements in Metro Manila

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Darlene Rini; [2018]
    Keywords : Urban fire risks; informal settlement fires; urban fire risk management; GIS; URDI; urban disasters; risk indexing; fire statistics; Metro Manila; Quezon City; Science General;

    Abstract : Urban fires, particularly in informal settlements in rapidly urbanizing cities in the developing world, are an “everyday disaster” that oftentimes goes unnoticed or under-served in the face of disturbances of the more “lethal reputation”. These disturbances of normal existence are arguably the most debilitating to vulnerable communities and sustainable development, and yet get little attention in disaster literature or in practice. READ MORE

  3. 3. HOP!: a PGIS and citizen science approach to monitoring the condition of upland paths

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Niamh Harty; [2018]
    Keywords : geography; GIS; Participatory GIS; Citizen Science; path surveys; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : This research project was inspired by the increase in popularity of hillwalking and the problem of the lack of monitoring and maintenance of upland paths which may lead to serious deterioration of those paths. Wicklow Mountains National Park (WMNP), just south of Dublin City in Ireland, has a large network of mostly informal upland paths. READ MORE

  4. 4. Gendered spatial realities - Exploring the complexity of gendered space and place in Rosengård through a feminist application of GIS

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Elina Lindeborg; [2017]
    Keywords : Feminist geographies; feminist GIS; critical GIS; gendered space and place; young women; Rosengård.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis is an exploration of the complexity of gendered spaces and places. Grounding in feminist geographical theory and an understanding of space and place as gendered, the experiences and emotions of six young women from Rosengård, Malmö, connected to space and place are problematized and contextualised. READ MORE

  5. 5. Empower Through Maps : Reclaiming the Power of Information through Participation

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Andrea Gonzalez Palos; [2017]
    Keywords : maps; participation; urbanism; empowerment; community; Mexico City; GIS;

    Abstract : It is widely claimed that geographic information and maps are highly political. Many researchers have detailed the source of the power of maps and their ability to serve specific interests, represent certain ideologies and perpetuate systems of exclusion (Harley, 1988; Harvey, 1998; Wood, 1992). READ MORE