A couple of interesting sites for info on GIS and development: 1. Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD)'s "Participatory Avenues" site at <http://www.iapad.org/> - "... aims at sharing significant progress in visualizing people's spatial knowledge (cognitive maps) and in providing communities added stake in tailoring and owning conservation and development initiatives." This takes into account other techniques as well as GIS. The IAPAD site and contents have been evolving since I last visited a couple of years ago and is well worth the visit. (Thanks to Giacomo Rambaldi of CTA <http://www.cta.int> for reminding me of this - CTA by the way has an electronic journal, ICT UpDate, that may also be of interest - the latest issue on livestock [#15 for Jan. 04] has an article on use of GPS & GIS with herders in Senegal, including use of Pulaar for map references.).
2. Urban and Regional Information Systems Association site at <http://www.urisa.org/> Among other things, URISA has sponsored several PPGIS conferences (public participatory GIS). And they are helpful with info too. Don Osborn Bisharat.net ------------ ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit Organization*** To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd Archives of previous GKD messages can be found at: <http://www.edc.org/GLG/gkd/>