the electronic forum on participatory use of geo-spatial
information systems and technologies. We host four
distinct discussion lists, the global list which
is Anglophone, and its Latin American (Spanish),
Lusophone (Brazilian) and Francophone chapters.
These online platforms
serve as global avenues for discussing issues, sharing
experiences and good practices related to community
mapping, Participatory GIS (PGIS), Public Participation
GIS (PPGIS), Volunteered Geographic Information
(VGI). We discuss a range of geospatial information
technologies (GIT) used in crisis management, and
participatory development, sustainable natural resource
management and customary property rights in developing
countries and among indigenous peoples worldwide.