Map of the landscape boundaries

Collaborative action in a landscape requires delineating and agreeing on the geographic area where the LP will focus. Landscape delineation takes into account spatial information like jurisdictional boundaries, locations of major socio-economic activities; and key physical features like topography, rivers, towns, cultural landmarks; and ecological processes like water flow and wildlife movements.

LPs sometimes begin with the stakeholders producing rough hand-drawn boundaries to focus the work of Shared Understanding. This includes a first sketch of the boundaries of the 3 zones, because this will enable local and external stakeholders to get a sense of understanding how to “read” a landscape. These boundaries are then refined over time, as the partners better understand the dynamics of change in the landscape, and the ecological, social and economic interactions between different areas, or as new partners join the effort. A foundational Map will eventually be a key tool for all the subsequent activities of the LP.

Map of the landscape boundaries

Map of the landscape boundaries Tools

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CarryMap

  • App
  • Mapping

CarryMap is an interactive mapping application that works with all mobile and Windows devices. All app tools including creating and editing features, finding current location, identifying and searching for features are available offline.

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Forland

  • Mapping
  • Website

Forland (also mentioned in output 5.1) is a set of map-based technologies that include mapping, restoration scenarios, support planning, field data integration, alert system and reporting and monitoring. It provides specific frameworks for mapping and monitoring restoration, deforestation and urban expansion projects.

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Google Earth

  • App
  • Mapping
  • Website

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles. Google Earth has a number of tools to record the features and boundaries of the landscape.

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Terraso Boundary Drawing Tool

  • Mapping
  • Website

Users who create a landscape in Terraso have the option to upload a boundary file or use simple tools to draw one.

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Mapeo

  • App
  • Mapping

Mapeo is an open source, local-first map editor that makes it easy for teams to create maps and organize stories and knowledge. The desktop version provides a simple way to draw features of a landscape and export them in an open file standard.

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Spatial Planning and Monitoring of Landscape Interventions: Maps that link people with their landscapes

  • Co-design
  • Guide

This guide (also mentioned in output 5.1) is designed to stimulate the use of maps in cross sectoral collaborations to help locate, design and monitor interventions in rural landscapes. The guide presents eight steps to guide key stakeholders through a spatially explicit landscape planning process aimed at integrating goals for agricultural production, biodiversity conservation and livelihood security.

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