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Civic Issues Reporting and Involvement of Volunteers as a Phenomenon in the Czech Republic

  • Miroslav Kubásek
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 448)

Abstract

Today’s smartphones can unlock the full potential of crowdsourcing and take eParticipation to a new level. Users are allowed to transparently contribute to complex and novel problem solving. Engagement of citizens is still challenging but the proliferation of smartphones with geolocation have made it easier than before. In this paper we will introduce the ZmapujTo project - a reporting platform in the form of a mobile application and responsive web page intended for citizens to report civic issues. We will also describe used technology stack and system architecture. In addition, we will introduce “Ukliďme Česko” (Clean up the Czech Republic) which is a maiden event taking place in the Czech Republic. We explain how ZmapujTo is applied in this event and the ICT tools that are offered to volunteers and organizers for communication and management of the event.

Keywords

Crowdsourcing smartphones illegal landfills geolocation web portal GIS mapping human sensors 

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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Miroslav Kubásek
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  1. 1.Institute of Biostatistics and AnalysesMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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