PGIS is the creation of maps which combine a range of geo-spatial information management tools to represent peoples' spatial knowledge in the forms of virtual or physical - two or three dimensional maps. The interactive tools for spatial learning is geared towards community empowerment.
The project objective was to support community based biodiversity conservation for ensuring food security and sustainable livelihoods. Whilst PGIS started in the late 1980s it has become much refined and more accessible and this deployment has been enormously successful in demonstrating valuable cultural assets clearly and informatively using state-of-the-art technology.
The result is supporting local communities in developing resource management and simultaneously developing plans for preserving local cultural heritage. It is a merger of Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) methods with GIT/GIS. PGIS practice.