Mapping Landscapes: Integrating GIS and Social Science Methods to Model Human-Nature Relationships in Southern Cameroon.

TitleMapping Landscapes: Integrating GIS and Social Science Methods to Model Human-Nature Relationships in Southern Cameroon.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsRobiglio V, Mala W, Diaw C
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
JournalSmall-Scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy
Volume2
Issue2
Start Page171
Pagination171-184
Date PublishedMay 2003
ISSN1447-1825
KeywordsCameroon, Congo, FLORES, geographic information systems (GIS), participatory mapping
AbstractParticipatory mapping and GIS are both necessary to model the interactions between humans and their environment. A case study from the forest margin in the Congo Basin demonstrates how data from participatory community mapping and other social science methods can be prepared for quantitative modelling. This approach bridged the gap between spatial modelling data and social decision-making in space by elaborating a geographically consistent social representation of the landscape and giving a geographical base to the connection between land use, its cultural representation, and its social management.
URLhttp://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:8687