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PPGIS Analyser

Public Participation Geographical Information System is a method that engages and mobilises citizens in decision-making processes, while delivering spatial information and knowledge of high enough quality for conservation and planning purposes.

BioProtect will develop a first version of an interactive web application, called the “BioProtect PPGIS Analyser” visualising digital citizen mapping data. It will analyse and visualise spatial data from PPGIS tools about perceived threats and risks to coastal community areas. This user-friendly, web-hosted app will standardize procedures for assessing response biases and processing data to analyze the distribution of features mapped by the communities.

The app will include analytical tools such as heatmaps, DBSCAN clustering, Maxent, Bayesian additive regression trees, and digital text analysis tools like structural topic modeling, which account for participant characteristics.