Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge: Volunteered Geographic by Daniel Sui, Sarah Elwood, Michael Goodchild

By Daniel Sui, Sarah Elwood, Michael Goodchild

The phenomenon of volunteered geographic info is a part of a profound transformation in how geographic info, details, and information are produced and circulated. via situating volunteered geographic info (VGI) within the context of big-data deluge and the data-intensive inquiry, the 20 chapters during this e-book discover either the theories and functions of crowdsourcing for geographic wisdom construction with 3 sections targeting 1).VGI, Public Participation, and Citizen technological know-how; 2). Geographic wisdom construction and position Inference; and 3). rising purposes and New demanding situations. This booklet argues that destiny development in VGI examine relies largely on construction powerful linkages with different geographic scholarship. individuals of this quantity situate VGI examine in geography’s middle matters with house and position, and supply a number of methods of addressing continual demanding situations of caliber insurance in VGI. This publication positions VGI as a part of a shift towards hybrid epistemologies, and in all probability a fourth paradigm of data-intensive inquiry around the sciences. It additionally considers the consequences of VGI and the exaflood for extra time-space compression and new varieties, levels of electronic inequality, the renewed value of geography, and the function of crowdsourcing for geographic wisdom production.

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And TripAdvisor. g. ‘This data set of streams is complete in my county, but the adjacent watershed is poorly covered …’) or ratings could provide the basis for community learning, innovation and communication and could facilitate identification of what types of uses and users a data set is valued for. More importantly, this form of mass value assessments may provide interesting insights into the ways that individuals and groups can use VGI to reshape and redefine how places are represented and understood (Graham and Zook 2011).

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