Giacomo Rambaldi

Sr Programme Coordinator ICT

Giacomo is Sr. Programme Coordinator at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in the Netherlands. He has 32 years professional experience in Africa, Latin America, South, South-East Asia, the Pacific and Caribbean where he worked for a number of international organizations including FAO, Italian Aid to Development, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Conservation and the Asian Development Bank. He holds a degree in agricultural sciences from the State University of Milan, and is currently conducting a PhD Communication Science at the WUR in the Netherlands. Giacomo holds Fellow status in the US-based Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA). His first involvement in participatory mapping dates back to the 80’s. He developed and promoted Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM), a community-based mapping method fully integrated with GIS, now widely used around the world. In yr 2000 he launched Participatory Avenueshttp://www.iapad.org, a web site dedicated to sharing knowledge on participatory mapping. Giacomo is the author of a number of publications on these subjects, developer of http://www.ppgis.netand administrator of the [ppgis] DGroups.

3D modelling

Participatory 3-Dimensional Modelling

Participatory 3D modelling (P3DM) is a participatory mapping method integrating indigenous spatial knowledge with elevation data to produce stand-alone, scaled, and geo-referenced 3D models.

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