Module M10 - Participatory 3D Modelling


This Module covers a mapping method known as Participatory 3D Modelling or P3DM. It offers Units meant to introduce trainees to the method both theoretically and practically. This Module includes one Unit on legend making which is recommended for inclusion in all other Modules related to map making (M08, M09, M11, M12, M13, and M14). It also offers a Unit on data capturing using digital photography and georeferencing of the images obtained in the process. Further processing of georeferenced images is dealt with in Unit M12U04.

The delivery of this Module requires the construction of a small physical 3D model in advance of the training. Implementing Unit M10U03 also requires mobilising two or three residents of the area where the training takes place (local knowledge holders).

Module objectives / expected outcomes

After the completion of the Module the trainee will be able to describe the P3DM method and plan an exercise, and specifically describe the P3DM process; discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of P3DM; prepare map legends; facilitate P3DM; describe how to prepare and extract data for data capture on a 3D model using digital photography and the procedure for georeferencing photographs.

Content outline and main topics covered


2 days

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