Method Factsheet - PGIS

In PGIS a plurality of stakeholders can participate in the creation of a map of ecosystem services, including local stakeholders and community members, environmental professionals and technicians, members of environmental NGOs, decision-makers, scientists, etc. PGIS can therefore integrate the perceptions, knowledge (local-based or technical) and values of different stakeholders and presents the outputs in the form of a map of ecosystem services (Fagerholm et al., 2012; Raymond et al., 2009). PGIS usually achieves better outcomes when mapping ecosystem services at the local scale (than GIS approaches alone), and can be applied in different decision-making contexts, from awareness raising to priority setting and instrument design.

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