what is maptalk
MAPTALK™ is the geographic conference software for
interactive spatial planning.


MAPTALK™ is developed by W!SL and the Center of Geo Information of Alterra.


Government, public authorities and companies more and more use geographic information systems (GIS) for analysis and visualization of their data. GIS technology however, has been criticized for its hi-tech and expert-centered approach, which results in initial hesitation and distances stakeholders from the decision-making process.


MAPTALK™ offers a mutual GIS that makes efficient use of this geographic information in spatial decision making processes were stakeholders feel no qualms using it. Stakeholder participation and group decision making is effectively supported by digital support of spatial brainstorms, discussions and (geographic) information sharing. MAPTALK™ thereby facilitates dialogue, decision making and constructive engagement.

MapTalk can be considered to be an accelerator for spatial planning processes. The use of MapTalk results in a directly available cohered plan, with a well documented process. Together with the Landscape center of Alterra and Wageningen Interactive Network Group (WING) a service is provided to facilitate interactive spatial planning processes.

NEWS >> W!SL supported the conference on communication and interactive planning in water management . This conference underlined the importance of communication with involved people in spatial planning. MAPTALK facilitates this in a very effective way.
 
NEWS >> MAPTALKô at 4th congress on digital planning, 9th of March, 2004
 
NEWS >> Director General van der Zande of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food quality uses MAPTALKô, 1st of March, 2004