Knowledge for Development

Mapping and Geoprocessing Tools in Support of Rural Advisory Systems


Date: 07/03/2013


This book from the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE, University of Bern) details the use of geoprocessing tools to support rural extension and development. The main tools discussed are the Global Positioning System (GPS), virtual globes, and simple geographic information systems (GIS). Based on examples, the book offers a range of insights into the use of geoprocessing tools in interventions in the context of international development cooperation. Agricultural extensionists and rural advisors who have little or no experience with mapping tools are encouraged to begin using such tools in their work with communities, whenever appropriate, to add value to their initiatives and projects.    

(University of Bern CDE, 2012) 

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