David Padgett




EthicalGEO Video


Dr. Padgett is an Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Geographic Information Sciences Laboratory at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Padgett will use the EthicalGEO Fellowship funds to create a tutorial model in support of grassroots organizations’ efforts to use geospatial technology for community empowerment. His goal is to create a portable and user-friendly GIS tool that will empower community-based organizations in their work to improve their quality of life and protect their environment. An additional goal is to present the idea that community stakeholders themselves are best equipped to produce spatial data visualizations of their communities. 

EthicalGEO Project Results

Supported by the American Geographical Society and Omidyar Network, Dr. David Padgett’s EthicalGEO project explored the democratization of geospatial technology and resulted in a report and participatory mapping tutorial for communities fighting for environmental justice. Read the report or watch the tutorial below.