Village Earth is now offering its Community-Based Mapping online course through Duke University. This is a continuing education course and not for academic credit, therefore, admission to the university is not required. This course may be taken on its own or may be counted toward the Certificate in Sustainable Community Development.
For more details or to register for the course by end of day March 5: http://villageearth.org/training-and-consulting/online/community-based-mapping
This course covers the basic principles, theory, and ethics of mapping and its role in participatory learning and action as well as larger processes of integrated community-based development. Participants will learn some basic mapping functions including projecting GPS coordinates onto a map, downloading and projecting satellite images, creating features from aerial imagery, and basic use of an open source GIS program.
The instructor, David Bartecchi, has worked on many community mapping projects with indigenous peoples all over the world especially in helping Native American tribes with strategic land planning. You may contact the instructor directly with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.linkedin.com/in/davidbartecchi