promoting 21st century geography globally.
At the core of our mission is our remit to build local capacity of local communities, governments and organisations helping our transition to a sustainable, resilient world. To help them learn and adopt modern mapping tools and technologies and upscale it use within a development and resilience context.
Our award winning community mapping programme was designed in the heart of East Africa over a number years before being rolled out back in Scotland, teaching local residents to take ownership over their local geographies and bolster the availability of open data - which is vital to support locally important and creative map making!
Our capacity building work aims to lower the barriers of access for everyone to feel the benefits of utilising geographic information sciences (GIS) and "thinking spatially". GeoGeo empowers local communities to learn and adopt an increasingly wide range of freely available and open source mapping tools into their projects and programmes.
Modern mapping is all about learning to record the things that matter most to your community and environment. Once we understand WHAT you want to map, we teach you the HOW.
Modern mapping all come down to three pillars (see figure, right):
- the technology to capture and sense data,
- hardware to record it and
- software to digitise, analyse and visualise turn your knowledge into actionable information and maps.
If your community has something to shout about and map, why not get in touch with us for a free consultation today!
Case Study: Climate Resilience Mapping in Scotland
In early 2013, GeoGeo worked in partnership with Sniffer and Adaptation Scotland to help a sustainability group from the Carse of Gowrie, a series of low-lying communities situated between Perth and Dundee in Scotland.
The project ran from February to April with the aim of identifying key issues affecting their local environment. Nearly 11,000 local features were digitised on OpenStreetMap during theses weeks, with local residents learning QGIS to create their own maps relating to local flood risk, heritage, tourism and conservation.