The project, funded by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung within its framework Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for university students – BWS plus, aims to bring students from the technology and innovation region Baden-Württemberg together with students from South Africa so that they can benefit from experience and knowledge regarding real-time geomatics at the two institutions. Today, geospatial tools facilitate incorporating geodata when making decisions to the extent that the use of geospatial tools has become natural to many. At the same time, ubiquitous use of smartphones and the Internet prompts participation. The goal of the project is to explore the differences and similarities in relevance and acceptance of citizen participation considering geodata in Europe and in Africa, and to start a long-term partnership and student exchange programme. Differences in the two university systems will be handled with the required flexibility.
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