In this podcast-video, Sophia an undergraduate environmental studies student at McGill University interviews, Dr. Peter Johnson a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University about his research. Dr. Johnson draws on his work in Quebec working with several government agencies, and specifically in the rural region of Acton vale to illustrate both the challenges and opportunities of these geospatial technologies in decision-making and citizen engagement,
As part of the project “Geoweb and Community Development in Quebec“, two teams of McGill School of the Environment students spent the fall term 2010 working with a community-based watershed monitoring agency CDRN (Corporation de développement de la rivière Noire) to explore the potential for the Geoweb to serve as a conduit for citizen participation in watershed management. These student groups developed two tools, conducted a series of workshops with community members, and produced reports and instructional materials. McGill Public Affairs produced a short film about the group activities that gives an excellent overview of the project and the potential for the Geoweb in a community development context.