These videos are intended to give a brief visual overview of the various different stages involved in a participatory mapping process. They have been designed as a visual aid to the RFUK mapping manual and can be used separately as training tools for local communities.
This short video provides an overview of participatory mapping and how it can be used to support rural and indigenous communities to secure rights to land and resources.
This video describes the process of identifying communities to work with, of gaining their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and ultimately ownership of the project and of helping them plan a mapping and advocacy process.
This video looks at the different methodologies that can be used in participatory mapping and how to decide which one is the most appropriate for you and the community in question, exploring the pros and cons for each approach.
This video shows how to facilitate ground and sketch mapping exercises with forest communities. It describes how such maps can be powerful tools for addressing land and resource related issues and for planning further mapping activities on.
This video shows how to explain the functions of a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to people who may be illiterate or with little experience of electronic equipment, so that they may be able to record geo-referenced data of their lands and and resources.
This short video provides a basic overview of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, how to upload data, including through RFUK's plug-in, and how to create a map.
This video explores the process of validating maps with rural communities, a crucial and distinguishing feature of a sound participatory mapping process.
This video describes how maps can be used to support communities to achieve an overall objective and outlines a number of advocacy tools and processes that can be used to help them do this, depending on the context.