Digital Defenders: Tribal People Use GPS to Protect Their Lands
Yale Environment 360, 15 March 2012

CONNECTICUT, USA: In this article, Fred Pearce describes how indigenous people all over the world are surveying their territories and producing maps using GPS devices, in order to protect their lands from logging and other outside development. Digital mapping technology has become the new weapon of choice for defending community lands against outsiders. The aim is to produce maps that governments cannot ignore and that will help inhabitants to claim legal ownership of their lands. Read the article …