Cartography to the rescue

A nice short video that @kennethfield brought to my attention.  It shows how mapping has helped empower local Venezuelans to work to protect the land they have lived on for centuries. The mapping started off simple with sketches of what land was used for and by whom. This then slowly progressed to a geographically correct map which will be used to safeguard their land for the future.

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So while we all know that cartography can create problems , it is nice to see an example where it has helped solve problems.

Link to the Video

About Addy Pope

Addy is a member of the GeoData team at EDINA and work on services such as GoGeo, ShareGeo and the FieldtripGB app. Addy has over 10 years experience as a geospatial analyst. Addy tweets as @go_geo
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