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About the Institute
The Landscape Values and PPGIS Institute is a non-profit consortium of international researchers and planners interested in advancing knowledge about landscape values and PPGIS to improve land allocation and management. Landscape value and special place mapping is a planning technique whose principles are grounded in sustainable land use and environmental protection, meaningful public participation, and the inclusion of multiple values in land use decisionmaking. Landscape value and special place mapping is a type of public participation geographic information system or (PPGIS) used to support land use planning efforts at multiple scales ranging from local, to regional, to national scales.

Within this web site you will find numerous examples of applications, methods, and tools for mapping and analyzing landscape values, development preferences, activities, special places and other PPGIS attributes. You will also find resources to help design and implement PPGIS mapping for a variety of planning applications. The maps below show the location of different PPGIS studies and the network of Institute's collaborators. Click on a map marker for more information.

Study Locations (Click on marker) Network of Collaborators (Click on marker)

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10/25/14 Article reviews and evaluates participatory mapping for ecosystem services

06/25/14 Article on assessing public land values using PPGIS and social landsscape metrics

06/13/14 Technical report on public land values using PPGIS for the state of Victoria, Australia

03/17/14 Map viewer displays PPGIS public land values for the state of Victoria, Australia

12/14/13 Report uses PPGIS to help provide integrated assessment of forest resources in Wrangell, Alaska

12/11/13 Article describes how to identify land use conflict potential using PPGIS

11/05/13 Article describes key issues and research priorities for PPGIS

10/20/13 Article describes using PPGIS to assess national scenic values in the Netherlands

09/20/13 Article describes using PPGIS to measure physical activity and urban park benefits

07/23/13 Article describes how PPGIS participant values influence PPGIS mapping behavior

07/09/13 Published article examines energy development preferences using PPGIS

07/04/13 Article examines relationships between mapped landscape values and global land cover

06/25/13 Article describes participatory mapping with indigenous people of Suriname, South America

06/18/13 PPGIS used in community mapping for Lower Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia. Click on link to visit the report website.

03/07/13 Publication describes the benefits of using PPGIS for urban studies. Click this link to see the article.

02/11/13 Landscape values are mapped in community workshops on Olympic Peninsula in Washington state (U.S.). Click this link to see overview of project.

12/19/12 URISA Journal publishes special issue on PPGIS. Click this link to view.

10/12/12 Publication: Describes sampling effects (a cautionary tale) of using PPGIS vs. VGI. Click on this link to view the journal article.

10/10/12 Nora Fagerholm (now Dr. Fagerholm) and colleagues at the University of Turku (Finland) publish important work on identifying landscape services using PGIS. Click on this link to view the journal article.

04/07/12 Mapping indigenous peoples' landscape values.

02/07/12 Publication: The relationship between landscape values and physical landscapes. Click here or see menu on left

08/04/12 Publication: Social landscape values mapped for country of New Zealand. Click here or see menu on left

20/02/12 Publications uploaded to website. Click here or see menu on left

12/04/10 Wyoming PPGIS study report released (click to download)

04/19/10 PPGIS study in Wyoming maps landscape values/development preferences

03/22/10 PPGIS study identifies areas for river conservation

03/01/10 First PPGIS website to map ecosystem values and services

12/29/09 PGIS study maps social landscape values in Zanzibar, Africa

10/04/09 Peport on Using PPGIS to Map Park Visitor Experiences and Env. Impacts

8/03/09 Global Climate Change Mapping Project uses PPGIS

7/22/09 Google Maps prototype developed for mapping landscape values

6/16/09 Publication describes PPGIS method for national forest planning in the U.S.

4/27/09 Report describes spatial mapping of community values for tourism and conservation planning for the Murray River in Australia

1/30/09 Web-based PPGIS study maps visitor experiences and environmental impacts in Australia

6/5/08 Report explores the relationship between landscape values and climate change risks with data using PPGIS

4/3/08 Case study: Using PPGIS to map special places for land use planning in Kittitas County, Washington (U.S.)

 
 
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