The Geoweb for community-based organizations: Tool development, implementation, and sustainability in an era of Google Maps

  • Peter A Johnson University of Waterloo
  • Renee E Sieber McGill University
Keywords: Geoweb, community development, technology adoption, geospatial data, community participation

Abstract

Recent advances in web-based geospatial tools (the Geoweb) show promise as low-cost and easy-to-use methods to support citizen participation. This research presents two case studies of Geoweb implementation set in community-based organizations in rural Quebec, Canada. When comparing the development and sustainability of each Geoweb tool, the implementation time frame plays a key role. Two implementation time frames are defined; a discrete, or ‘one-off’ time frame associated with lower resource requirements, and a continuous, or ongoing time frame, that has a higher total resource cost, but can fulfill a different set of goals than a discrete implementation.

Author Biographies

Peter A Johnson, University of Waterloo

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Renee E Sieber, McGill University

Associate Professor

Department of Geography and School of Environment

Published
2017-03-22
How to Cite
Johnson, P., & Sieber, R. (2017). The Geoweb for community-based organizations: Tool development, implementation, and sustainability in an era of Google Maps. The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(1). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.org/index.php/ciej/article/view/1340
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