Tourism and environmental change in Barbados: gathering citizen perspectives with volunteered geographic information (VGI)

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleTourism and environmental change in Barbados: gathering citizen perspectives with volunteered geographic information (VGI) Author(S)Britta A. Ricker (Author)
Abstract  New map-based online tools have the potential to facilitate citizen participation in discussing the impacts of tourism. This research investigates the use of Geospatial Web 2.0 (Geoweb) tools to gather volunteered geographic information (VGI) on tourism-related environmental change from citizens of Barbados. We hosted participatory mapping workshops where groups of Barbadians directly contributed content to a series of online maps. These maps were made with the free Google My Map tool, allowing users to interact with detailed satellite imagery of Barbados. Qualitative observations were added and geo-referenced to these maps identifying several types of environmental change concerns ...Paginationp 212-228
SubjectEconomicsDescriptorsTourism
Journal TitleJournal of Sustainable Tourism  
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