Indigenous Landscapes: A Study in Ethnocartography
In 2001, Native Lands published this detailed case study/manual of the participatory mapping it jointly organized in Honduras, Panama, and Bolivia.
This is a detailed account and analysis of the road Native Lands followed to devise and fine-tune the methodology it has been using since 1992. The narrative takes the reader from imperfect, sometimes confused beginnings to a much surer sense of what works and what does not, how community participation can be maximized, what to eliminate, and what to add, strengthen, and bring into focus.
It is a part narrative account and analysis, part practical guide for community mapping projects that can be used by organizations interested in carrying out similar projects in their regions. The book is illustrated with copious photographs and maps.