Book 2013

Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in Theory and Practice


ISBN: 978-94-007-4586-5 (Print) 978-94-007-4587-2 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-12

    Volunteered Geographic Information, the Exaflood, and the Growing Digital Divide

  3. Public Participation and Citizen Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13

    2. Chapter

      Pages 15-29

      Understanding the Value of VGI

    3. Chapter

      Pages 31-42

      To Volunteer or to Contribute Locational Information? Towards Truth in Labeling for Crowdsourced Geographic Information

    4. Chapter

      Pages 43-64

      Metadata Squared: Enhancing Its Usability for Volunteered Geographic Information and the GeoWeb

    5. Chapter

      Pages 65-81

      Situating the Adoption of VGI by Government

    6. Chapter

      Pages 83-103

      When Web 2.0 Meets Public Participation GIS (PPGIS): VGI and Spaces of Participatory Mapping in China

    7. Chapter

      Pages 105-122

      Citizen Science and Volunteered Geographic Information: Overview and Typology of Participation

  4. Geographic Knowledge Production and Place Inference

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123

    2. Chapter

      Pages 125-138

      Volunteered Geographic Information and Computational Geography: New Perspectives

    3. Chapter

      Pages 139-159

      The Evolution of Geo-Crowdsourcing: Bringing Volunteered Geographic Information to the Third Dimension

    4. Chapter

      Pages 161-173

      From Volunteered Geographic Information to Volunteered Geographic Services

    5. Chapter

      Pages 175-200

      The Geographic Nature of Wikipedia Authorship

    6. Chapter

      Pages 201-221

      Inferring Thematic Places from Spatially Referenced Natural Language Descriptions

    7. Chapter

      Pages 223-241

      “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

  5. Emerging Applications and New Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243

    2. Chapter

      Pages 245-263

      Potential Contributions and Challenges of VGI for Conventional Topographic Base-Mapping Programs

    3. Chapter

      Pages 265-285

      “We Know Who You Are and We Know Where You Live”: A Research Agenda for Web Demographics

    4. Chapter

      Pages 287-306

      Volunteered Geographic Information, Actor-Network Theory, and Severe-Storm Reports

    5. Chapter

      Pages 307-327

      VGI as a Compilation Tool for Navigation Map Databases

    6. Chapter

      Pages 329-340

      VGI and Public Health: Possibilities and Pitfalls

    7. Chapter

      Pages 341-360

      VGI in Education: From K-12 to Graduate Studies

    8. Chapter

      Pages 361-375

      Prospects for VGI Research and the Emerging Fourth Paradigm

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 377-396