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[edit] San Ignacio de Velasco

Shane Townsend, 2003-2005, San Ignacio de Velasco.

Townsend Boliva.jpg

This map, appearing in a book of many maps made by members of the community, was given to Shane as a going away present. Hand Drawn Community Map

WorldView Magazine: dispatches Apr. 24, 2007 http://www.collectivecry.com/images/upload/22/filename/The%20Boy%20from%20'Kill%20the%20Cat'.pdf

[edit] Palma Real

Kristen Evans, 2002-2004, Palma Real.

Evans Boliva.jpg

"I did a good bit of participatory mapping when I was a PCV in a community forestry project with indigenous communities in Bolivia. I helped develop a rapid method of creating geo-referenced maps of community forests by training community members how to use GPSs and map coordinates without a computer."

Evans Boliva2.jpg

"I did a World Map mural with the kids, and I have a picture of a German priest blessing the map in front of the entire village by throwing holy water on it (thank goodness the paint didn't run). Right before the ceremony, I realized that Switzerland had invaded Germany somehow, and I raced over to do a little touchup on the map and avoid an international incident."

http://www.cgiar.org/enews/june2006/story_05.html

[edit] Tiraque

Kate McPeek, 1999-2001, Tiraque.

McPeek Boliva.jpg

World Map Project

http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2037553.html

[edit] Tipa Tipa

Frank Aragona, 2000-2002, Tipa Tipa.

Aragona Boliva.jpg

"The hand drawn map [top] was done by a young person from the village who had some artistic talent. I paid him to walk the community with some binoculars and delineate the land tenure and parcel sizes in the community. The numbers with letters indicate owners, and the red numbers in the corners indicate approximate parcel size in hectares. I then scanned in the paper sheets and traced over them in photo shop to give it a cleaner and crisper look." Digital map


Frank Aragona's Forestry major, Michigan Technological University Thesis: A Case Study of Onion Production in the Tipajara Watershed, Mizque, [http://peacecorps.mtu.edu/people/1999/aragona.pdf]

Essay by Joe Lowe on Water Issues in Tipa Tipa http://upsidedownworld.org/boliviawaterissues.htm.

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