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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 with  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Z Sui; Sarah Elwood; Michael F Goodchild
ISBN: 9789400745865 9400745869 9789400745872 9400745877
OCLC Number: 1005806976
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 396 pages :) : illustrations, maps
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 --
Index.
Other Titles: Volunteered geographic information (VGI) in theory and practice
Responsibility: Daniel Sui, Sarah Elwood, Michael Goodchild, editors.

Abstract:

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 with three sections focusing on 1). VGI, Public Participation, and Citizen Science; 2). Geographic Knowledge Production and Place Inference; and 3). Emerging Applications and New Challenges. This book argues that future progress in VGI research depends in large part on building strong linkages with diverse geographic scholarship. Contributors of this volume situate VGI research in geography{u2019}s core concerns with space and place, and offer several ways of addressing persistent challenges of quality assurance in VGI. This book positions VGI as part of a shift toward hybrid epistemologies, and potentially a fourth paradigm of data-intensive inquiry across the sciences. It also considers the implications of VGI and the exaflood for further time-space compression and new forms, degrees of digital inequality, the renewed importance of geography, and the role of crowdsourcing for geographic knowledge production.

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