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Study Two: Understanding Design with VGI Using an Information Relevance Framework

  • Christopher J. ParkerEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Abstract

The inclusion of information by potentially untrained volunteers (VGI: Goodchild 2007) alongside that of the trained professional (Professional Geographic Information, PGI) has been one of the most significant shifts in the way information delivers meaning about our environment since the birth of Web 2.0 and neogeography.

Keywords

Focus Group Information Source Participatory Observation Outdoor Environment Information Search 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loughborough Design SchoolLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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