Public participation is important when it comes to built-heritage conservation. Celebrating its importance, as well as the European Year of Culture Heritage 2018, Europe Nostra has published “Heritage is Ours – Citizens Participating in Decision Making”. A book that presents inspiring practices and cases related to heritage participation. These crowdsourcing examples that come from all over Europe tell about citizens’ success on impacting cultural heritage decision-making processes.
With Maptionnaire, our PPGIS (Public Participation GIS) tool, residents can engage in planning processes by leaving their constructive feedback to online questionnaires. This information can then be analyzed and visualized using Maptionnaire’s own, built-in, data analysis tool. The visual outcomes, i.e. maps, strive to pinpoint key findings and highlight the importance of local-level knowledge to change the way better living environments are planned for all of us.