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Crowdsourcing geographic knowledge : volunteered geographic information (VGI) in theory and practice

Author: Daniel Z Sui; Sarah Elwood; Michael F Goodchild
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
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"The phenomenon of volunteered geographic information is part of a profound transformation in how geographic data, information, and knowledge are produced and circulated. By situating volunteered geographic information (VGI) in the context of big-data deluge and the data-intensive inquiry, the 20 chapters in this book explore both the theories and applications of crowdsourcing for geographic knowledge production  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Z Sui; Sarah Elwood; Michael F Goodchild
ISBN: 9789400745865 9400745869 9789400745872 9400745877
OCLC Number: 810987841
Description: xi, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Volunteered geographic information, the exaflood, and the growing digital divide / Daniel Sui, Michael Goodchild, and Sarah Elwood --
part 1. Public participation and citizen science. Understanding the value of VGI / Rob Feick and Stéphane Roche --
To volunteer or to contribute locational information? Towards truth in labeling for crowdsourced geographic information / Francis Harvey --
Metadata squared: enhancing its usability for volunteered geographic information and the geoweb / Barbara S. Poore and Eric B. Wolf --
Situating the adoption of VGI by government / Peter A. Johnson and Renee E. Sieber --
When Web 2.0 meets public participation GIS (PPGIS): VGI and spaces of participatory mapping in China / Wen Lin --
Citizen science and volunteered geographic information: overview and typology of participation / Muki Haklay --
part 2. Geographic knowledge production and place inference. Volunteered geographic information and computational geography: new perspectives / Bin Jiang --
The evolution of geo-crowdsourcing: bringing volunteered geographic information to the third dimension / Marcus Goetz and Alexander Zipf --
From volunteered geographic information to volunteered geographic services / Jim Thatcher --
The geographic nature of Wikipedia authorship / Darren Hardy --
Inferring thematic places from spatially referenced natural language descriptions / Benjamin Adams and Grant McKenzie --
I don't come from anywhere: exploring the role of the geoweb and volunteered geographic information in rediscovering a sense of place in a dispersed aboriginal community / Jon Corbett --
part 3. Emerging applications and new challenges. Potential contributions and challenges of VGI for conventional topographic base-mapping programs / David J. Coleman --
"We know who you are and we know where you live": a research agenda for web demographics / T. Edwin Chow --
Volunteered geographic information, actor-network theory, and severe-storm reports / Mark H. Palmer and Scott Kraushaar --
VGI as a compilation tool for navigation map databases / Michael Q. Dobson --
VGI and public health: possibilities and pitfalls / Christopher Goranson, Sayone Thihalolipavan and Nicolás di Tada --
VGI in education: from K-12 to graduate studies / Thomas Bartoschek and Carsten Kessler --
Prospects for VGI research and the emerging fourth paradigm / Sarah Elwood, Michael F. Goodchild and Daniel Sui --
Biographies of the editors and contributors --
Other Titles: Volunteered geographic information (VGI) in theory and practice
Responsibility: Daniel Sui, Sarah Elwood, Michael Goodchild, editors.


Situating volunteered geographic information (VGI) in today's landscape of `big-data deluge', this book tackles core topics in crowdsourcing for VGI, such as citizen science and producing geographic  Read more...
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