This training manual aims to provide a general guide on GPS mapping for indigenous organizations and communities and support groups conducting or intending to conduct community mapping in their areas. The manual is expected to help and support the trainers and trainees to understand the technicality of GPS mapping in a simple and easy way. Since this is a general GPS guide, each country needs to be mindful of the legal procedures and requirement for the submission of community maps for registration and legal recognition. We hope that through the conduct of community mapping, the assertion for the recognition and protection and defense for the rights to the land, territories and resources of indigenous peoples as well as the intergenerational exchange between the elders and the youth will be strengthened further.
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