Carse of Gowrie community mapping project gets planning recognition


Sniffer’s project with Perth and Kinross Council and the Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group has been commended by the judges at the National Awards for Quality in Planning 2014. The judges said the project was inspiring and exciting.

SAQP 2014 cover pageThe citizen science mapping project, which took place in spring 2013, was nominated in the category for Community Involvement in the annual awards organised by the Scottish Government.

The judges said it was an inspiring and exciting project - driven by the community and using state of the art mapping technology, not only to protect their area but also to link into the development plan. In essence, the community has been clever in creating an evidence base and using it to best advantage.

The project sprang out of our longstanding cooperation with Perth and Kinross Council through the Adaptation Scotland Programme. The approach involved training community participants in using  modern mapping technologies including OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi

Read more about the mapping project
Read more about the national Awards for Quality in Planning 2014



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