SpringerBriefs in Geography

The Fundamentals of Human Factors Design for Volunteered Geographic Information

Authors: Parker, Christopher J.

  • Gives a comprehensive look at Volunteered Geographic Information (an area which has grown in importance over the last 4 years) from a human centered perspective
  • Links the technical world of Geographic Information to the practical and applicable world of computing
  • Outlines the key design principles which should be considered for developing effective Volunteered Geographic Information products
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About this book

This book explores the roles in which volunteered and professional information play within neogeography from a human factors perspective. The unique advantages of each information type are considered alongside how they may be utilised to create products and services delivering highly functional, efficient and satisfying experiences to their users.

The overall aim of this book is to address the issue of how Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) can be combined with Professional Geographic Information (PGI) to satisfy the information search requirements of consumer-users via highly usable mashups. Firstly, this required the development of an understanding of the way different users perceive VGI and PGI in terms of its benefits to their activities and information needs. Secondly, the benefits that VGI may bring to the user experience of a mashup (which cannot be attained through the use of PGI) needed to be understood. In order to achieve this, a user centred design perspective was implemented throughout the research.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Parker, Christopher J.

    Pages 1-9

  • A Framework of Neogeography

    Parker, Christopher J.

    Pages 11-22

  • Scoping Study: User Perceptions of VGI in Neogeography

    Parker, Christopher J.

    Pages 23-47

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

    Parker, Christopher J.

    Pages 49-78

  • Data Generation: VGI and PGI Data Sets

    Parker, Christopher J.

    Pages 79-94

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03503-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03502-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Fundamentals of Human Factors Design for Volunteered Geographic Information
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03503-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03503-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03502-4
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 138
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 illustrations in colour
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