Indigenous Mapping Workshop

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The Indigenous Mapping Workshop is an annual 4-day event that provides geospatial training and opportunities for Indigenous communities in North America. The Indigenous Mapping Workshop and its strategic partners are dedicated to the development and advancement of culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous communities. During the workshop, participants learn and share geospatial tools and work flows to collect, host, visualize, share, and publish community-generated spatial data. Sessions explore current and relevant themes, such as traditional land use and occupancy studies, environmental monitoring, community planning, negotiations, health, inter-generational knowledge transfer, and reconciliation.

The 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop will take place in Montreal, Quebec from August 20-23, 2018. The four-day workshop will involve a dynamic mix of presentations by community members, leading experts, academics, and students, hands-on geospatial training to support Indigenous rights and interests, and knowledge exchanges between communities. With our strategic technology partners, participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the generation and dissemination of decolonized resources in Geographical Information Sciences and Satellite Remote Sensing, their integration and application, to preserve and promote Indigenous land stewardship practices.


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