Using Social Media for Collaborative
Species Identification and Occurrence:
Issues, Methods, and Tools
Dongpo Deng, G.-S. Mai, C.-H. Hsu, T.-R. Chuang,
T.-E. Lin, H.-H. Lin, K.-T. Shao, R. Lemmens, M.-J.
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC),
University of Twente, the Netherlands
Institute of Information Science, and Biodiversity Research
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Endemic Species Research Institute,
Council of Agriculture, Taiwan
ACM SIGSpatial GeoCrowd, 5 Nov. 2012
! A large number of social media users as human
senors actively report what are happening in their
! Voluntary participation has become an important
part of citizen science. The emergence of social
media offers new opportunities to recruit more
participants to citizen science projects.
! Utilizing social media to engage with a large
number of people can be a way to improve data
collection over a large geographic region and a
long time span.
Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica
ACM SIGSpatial GeoCrowd