Participatory mapping engages stakeholders in a mapping process to identify their resources, perspectives, and priorities. Through sharing this information, stakeholders become part of decision-making, and the process of creating maps can become as important to building community consensus as the maps themselves.
This publication provides some simple strategies for facilitators leading a participatory mapping process. While there are many aspects of participatory mapping, this publication focuses primarily on stakeholder involvement. Topics addressed include
The NOAA Coastal Services Center offers assistance to communities interested in undertaking a participatory mapping exercise. This assistance ranges from phone calls that answer questions to an extra pair of hands dedicated to your program. Contact the Center for more information - email@example.com.