Monday, May 04, 2009

Participatory 3D Modelling in Bale, Ethiopia

MELCA Mahiber, an Ethiopian NGO member of the African Biodiversity network (ABN), facilitated the construction of a large Participatory 3D Model covering 1,575 sq. km (at a 1:12,500-scale) in Bale and West Arsi, Ethiopia.

The exercise has been done to assist local communities in planning out a more sustainable management of the area, reviving local bio-cultural diversity and supporting local environmental education.

More information on the exercise is found here.

2 comments:

Jason said...

This is really neat, where can I see more results on this activity.

Giacomo Rambaldi said...

More details and the contacts of the implementers are found here: http://www.iapad.org/applications/ich/bale.htm

More information on the method is found here: www.iapad.org

All the best

Giacomo