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Groundtruthing: A Note on Methodology

An overview of Groundtruthing – a methodology for comparing facts stated in official documents and maps with the ground realities at a site or in a place. Groundtruthing can act as an effective tool to create evidence by collecting easily observable facts about operations that might be illegal, prohibited or causing harm. The evidence can be used in complaints directed to the relevant regulatory authority, appellate mechanism or judicial body. This method is useful for one-time investigations or the ongoing monitoring of impacts.

Uploaded on: Jun 01, 2016
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017
Year Published: 2016
Co-Authors: Manju Menon, Kanchi Kohli

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Resource Type: Namati Publications, Practitioner Resources Issues: Community Paralegals, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy Tool Type: Manuals & Guides, Training Resources & Popular Education Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency Languages: English Regions: India