Interagency Collaboration and Citizen Participation in the Planning Process through GIS
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:45 p.m. HST
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GIS has long provided strong visualization and spatial analysis tools to the planning process. Recent innovations have added communication to this list. GeoPlanner provides a common sandbox for stakeholders to create, evaluate and collaborate on alternative scenarios. Web-based GIS apps enable the use of maps in a wide spectrum of citizen participation options ranging from disseminating information to polling and crowd sourcing to monitoring social media. Finally, Story Maps are a quick and easy method to organize and present information in a geographic context. They combine interactive maps with other rich content – web sites, text, photos, video, and audio – within user experiences that are basic and intuitive. Governor Ige's office uses Story Maps to address initiatives such as homelessness and sustainability. Planet Zen included Story Maps in their 2015 review of the ten best planning, design, and development websites. All of these topics have been covered in greater detail during hands-on workshops at the annual APA conference.
Renee Espiau, email@example.com