In this study, we tried to collect and utilize local information through the process of making participatory maps using low-cost drone and open source software. Case studies such as environmental survey, land use change survey, and terrain characteristics survey were conducted by classifying the level of drone utilization and user participation. Through the case study, differences in cartography using drones could be identified according to the level of participants. Results show that low-cost drone can easily and quickly collect local data and open source software can promote automation and convenience. Therefore, commercial drones using open source software are expected to have an important role to monitor community changes in participatory mapping.