Adrijana Car – Thomas Jekel – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2016, Volume 4, Issue 2

Journal for Geographic Information Science


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Adrijana Car – Thomas Jekel – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2016, Volume 4, Issue 2

Journal for Geographic Information Science


ISSN 2308-1708
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8085-2
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doi:10.1553/giscience2016_02_
GI_Forum 2016, Volume 4,  Issue 2 
 
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Rodrigo Tapia-McClung
S.  147 - 156
doi:10.1553/giscience2016_02_s147
Abstract:
This paper presents a case study of user-generated geographic information in a small neighbourhood in Mexico City. It deals with citizen empowerment and actions directed to improve their local surroundings. It is constructed in a bottom-up fashion: from the citizens towards the local authorities. The exercise is carried out using an online platform developed for this purpose. The tools, methodology and lessons learned so far are described. This is an ongoing project and preliminary results are discussed. The acquisition of enough citizen data helps citizens focus their efforts when negotiating with the authorities, in situations and locations that have been found to be problematic. A digital map constructed by the citizenry is a helpful tool to locate areas of opportunity that require attention. Additionally, it is an effective communication tool to convey messages to the authorities. The identification of these types of locations is helpful in gaining insights into what, from the citizens’ perspective, can cause significant discrepancies between what they observe and what is officially reported. The proposed platform incorporates a way to validate official data, a voting strategy to assess the credibility of citizen contributions, and crowdsourced information on parcel data.

Keywords:  volunteered geographic information; citizen science; crowdsourcing; citizen empowerment; collective mapping
Published Online:  2016/12/05 10:36:11
Document Date:  2016/12/02 08:34:00
Object Identifier:  0xc1aa5576 0x00348f1a

GI_Forum publishes high quality original research across the transdisciplinary field of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The journal provides a platform for dialogue among GI-Scientists and educators, technologists and critical thinkers in an ongoing effort to advance the field and ultimately contribute to the creation of an informed GISociety. Submissions concentrate on innovation in education, science, methodology and technologies in the spatial domain and their role towards a more just, ethical and sustainable science and society. GI_Forum implements the policy of open access publication after a double-blind peer review process through a highly international team of seasoned scientists for quality assurance. Special emphasis is put on actively supporting young scientists through formative reviews of their submissions. Only English language contributions are published.

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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
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