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Case Studies of PPGIS


Case Study One: Using PPGIS to Locate a Nuclear Waste Disposal Site in Britian
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In this example, GIS is used to involve community members in the location of a nuclear waste disposal site in Britian. It is a web-based approach, using the internet to inform the participant of the situation and the role they play in the decision making process.

Case Study Two: PPGIS for Land Reform in Mpumalanga, South Africa
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This case, also the basis for a chapter in the book Community Participation and Geographic Information Systems and the articles by Weiner, discusses the use of GIS technology in implementing land reforms in Mpumalanga, a province in northeastern South Africa.

Case Study Three: The Aboriginal Map Network (AMN)
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The Aboriginal Mapping Network has become a valuable strategic resource for practitioners of traditional knowledge mapping around the world. The AMN supports aboriginal and indigenous peoples facing issues such as land claims, treaty negotiations and resource development, with common tools, such as traditional use studies, GIS mapping and other information systems.

Case Study Four: PPGIS Use for Conflict Resolution in Balbalan, Kalinga, Philippines
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This case uses a 3D map model, representing a total area of approx. 700 sq. km. It has been used for renewing peace pacts between seven ethno-linguistic groups disputing the outlining of administrative boundaries. Eighteen boundary conflicts have been solved over a period of 16 months.