By Daniel Sui,Sarah Elwood,Michael Goodchild
The phenomenon of volunteered geographic info is a part of a profound transformation in how geographic facts, details, and information are produced and circulated. by means of situating volunteered geographic details (VGI) within the context of big-data deluge and the data-intensive inquiry, the 20 chapters during this publication discover either the theories and purposes of crowdsourcing for geographic wisdom creation with 3 sections concentrating on 1). VGI, Public Participation, and Citizen technology; 2). Geographic wisdom construction and position Inference; and 3). rising purposes and New Challenges. This ebook argues that destiny development in VGI learn relies largely on construction robust linkages with diversified geographic scholarship. members of this quantity situate VGI examine in geography’s center issues with house and position, and provide numerous methods of addressing continual demanding situations of caliber coverage in VGI. This ebook positions VGI as a part of a shift towards hybrid epistemologies, and most likely a fourth paradigm of data-intensive inquiry around the sciences. It additionally considers the results of VGI and the exaflood for additional time-space compression and new types, levels of electronic inequality, the renewed value of geography, and the function of crowdsourcing for geographic wisdom production.
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Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge: Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in Theory and Practice by Daniel Sui,Sarah Elwood,Michael Goodchild