THE APPLICATION OF PARTICIPATORY GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM IN COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

Gabriel Olusegun Ayeni, Chris Adebola Odeyemi

Abstract


The inequalities in the spatial distribution of infrastructural facilities have led to exclusion, poverty and lopsidedness in sustainable development. This is worsened by lack of reliable spatial and local data to plan for development issues. This paper employs the benefits of Participatory Geographical Information System to data collection and analysis for decision making in Community Driven Development at Upperland community, Ado- Ekiti in Nigeria. The data used for the study were collected through Participatory Rural Appraisal - Stakeholders' Analysis, Focus Group Discussion, Transect Walk and Voting- while ArcGIS 10.2.2 software was used for analysis such buffering. The results showed that the community people have indigenous spatial knowledge that development planners can rely upon. The study concludes that to have a sustainable community development, planners should tap into motivation, desire, knowledge and networks of local communities.

 

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geographical information system, community development plans, global positioning system, focus group discussion, participatory rural appraisal, spatial indigenous knowledge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejsss.v0i0.242

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