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Voluntary Geographic Information And Its Value For Disaster Management

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Presentation at University of Amsterdam on VGI and disaster management

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Voluntary Geographic Information And Its Value For Disaster Management

  1. 1. Voluntary Geographic Information and its value for disaster managementU of Amsterdam, SarphatiGuest LectureMay 14th, 2012
  2. 2. ManageCapture Analyse In context Integrate Publish
  3. 3. VGI research challenges• What motivates a volunteer?• What social factors predict participation?• If empowered, what whould she choose to map?• …• Limits, quality, mechanisms, protocol Twenty years of progress: GISscience in 2010, M.F. Goodchild, Journal of Spatial Information Science, 2010
  4. 4. The poreus firm New market
  5. 5. I AM HERE(O N A V O L U N T A R Y B A S I S)VGI level 1
  6. 6. I AM HERE D O I N G W H A T?VGI level 2
  7. 7. I AM HERE D O I N G W H A T? SO WHAT?VGI level 3
  8. 8. THE MORE CONTEXT IN LOCATIONTHE HIGHER THE VALUE
  9. 9. MOTIVES? EASY/FUN REPUTATIONB E A N (ACTIVE) C I T I Z E N ....
  10. 10. Voluntary Geographic Information and its value for disaster managementITC / TU Twente, EnschedeGuest LectureMay 14th, 2012
  11. 11. Value• What is the value of water?• At what level?• Realtime or historic?• How good is the source?
  12. 12. VGI means more people,more data,big datafor small mapsBut is the data always right?
  13. 13. The crowd is always right?(Tulipomania)
  14. 14. The crowd is alway right?• Memoirs of Extrodinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds By Charles Mackey (Tulipomania)• Would the Beatles have made it at Xfactor?
  15. 15. The chasm uitdrukken!
  16. 16. House on Fire Me?Definitely Positive No Way
  17. 17. House on Fire Police officer Off DutyDefinitely Positive No Way
  18. 18. We rationalise in hindsight (Taleb)
  19. 19. How to leverage crowdsourcing? Let more data in and understand how to filter and build robust systems
  20. 20. ManageCapture Analyse Build with the crowd Integrate Publish
  21. 21. ManagePreparedness Mitigation Recovery Response
  22. 22. ManageCapture Analyse Publish to the crowd Integrate Publish
  23. 23. OpenStreetMap editor
  24. 24. The more dataavailable, the moreimportant the filter is “The crowd” is simply “wrong” Not sure if our brain allows us to do anything voluntary

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