Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in Theory and Practice

Editors: Sui, Daniel, Elwood, Sarah, Goodchild, Michael (Eds.)

  • Cutting-edge, state-of-the-art inventory of research on VGI and crowdsourcing
  • Interdisciplinary appeal for both professional and lay audience
  • Balanced coverage of theories and applications
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About this book

The phenomenon of volunteered geographic information is part of a profound transformation in how geographic data, information, and knowledge are produced and circulated. By situating volunteered geographic information (VGI) in the context of big-data deluge and the data-intensive inquiry, the 20 chapters in this book explore both the theories and applications of crowdsourcing for geographic knowledge production with three sections focusing on 1).  VGI, Public Participation, and Citizen Science; 2). Geographic Knowledge Production and Place Inference; and 3). Emerging Applications and New Challenges.  This book argues that future progress in VGI research depends in large part on building strong linkages with diverse geographic scholarship. Contributors of this volume situate VGI research in geography’s core concerns with space and place, and offer several ways of addressing persistent challenges of quality assurance in VGI. This book positions VGI as part of a shift toward hybrid epistemologies, and potentially a fourth paradigm of data-intensive inquiry across the sciences. It also considers the implications of VGI and the exaflood for further time-space compression and new forms, degrees of digital inequality, the renewed importance of geography, and the role of crowdsourcing for geographic knowledge production.

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From the reviews:

“Although there are many books on crowdsourcing in general, there is no other current work of this type that addresses geographic crowdsourcing, also referred to as volunteered geographic information—a central element of neogeography. … The chapters are well-written and edited and all present interesting and timely information. The book could be used as part of a seminar on geospatial science and provide fertile ground for discussion.” (Michael Peterson, The AAG Review of Books, Vol. 1 (3), 2013)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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

    Sui, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Understanding the Value of VGI

    Feick, Rob (et al.)

    Pages 15-29

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

    Harvey, Francis

    Pages 31-42

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

    Poore, Barbara S. (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Situating the Adoption of VGI by Government

    Johnson, Peter A. (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9826-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge
Book Subtitle
Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Daniel Sui
  • Sarah Elwood
  • Michael Goodchild
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4587-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4587-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4586-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9826-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 396
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