Meaningfully Engaging Public Stakeholders in Deep Mapping Projects

James Juip, Michigan Tech University

There has been a plethora of work produced in the fields of Public Participatory GIS (PPGIS) and Historical GIS (HGIS) that illustrates the benefits of engaging public stakeholders in digital mapping projects that represent landscapes in which they are invested. Public engagement has long been understood as a central pillar to successful deep maps. Despite this, no methodological framework has been created to both measure and drive participation in deep mapping projects. Using Keweenaw Time Traveler deep map as a case study, this work aims to fills this gap by both developing a new model that measures both the volume and depth of participation grown through public outreach activities and also uses it to investigate and evaluate the current engagement program in use by the Keweenaw Time Traveler team.

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 Presented in Session 52. Preserving History: Community Building, Deep Mapping, and Scholarly Engagement