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As Indigenous academics researching and participating with various mapping initiatives, we have began to perceive that while many Indigenous communities have a long history of using Western cartographic techniques, including GIS, in their efforts to establish land claims, map culturally important sites and protect community resources, they were not...
"In mid 1990s the first exercise of counter-mapping took place in West Kalimantan in order to protect Dayak lands from land-grabbing industrial activities. By the end of 2004 more than 1 million hectares of Dayak lands were mapped, which is about a half of the total counter-mapped areas in the country. As a social movement which uses mapping techno...
Chapter 12 in Contentious geographies : environmental knowledge, meaning, scale / edited by Michael K. Goodman, Maxwell T. Boykoff, Kyle T. Evered. This chapter and the research project on which it is based emerged out of common and yet distinct concerns among the authors that spatial information technologies – at least in certain contexts and at c...