Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Participatory Mapping

NOAA’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Participatory Mapping engages stakeholders in a mapping process to identify their resources, perspectives, and priorities. Through sharing this information, stakeholders become part of decision-making, and the process of creating maps can become as important to building community consensus as the maps themselves. This document helps in understanding the basics of participatory mapping, knowing when participatory mapping is appropriate, identifying and working with stakeholders, and collecting and reporting information.