Chris Parker
Date:
17th March 2009

Title:
How Volunteered Geographic Information changes everything, and
what it's worth?
Presentation Outline
    1. What is 'Volunteered Geographic
●

    Information'?
    2. How VGI Impacts our lives
●


    ...
1. What is Volunteered
  Geographic Information
(why you should be getting excited)
1.1. Introducing VGI

    “The act of creating
●

    geographic
    information by largely
    untrained volunteers”.
   ...
1.2. Introducing VGI Maps

    Taking 'Volunteered
●

    Geographic
    Information' and
    applying a
    geospatial el...
1.3. Introducing Mashups
    “A web application that
●

    combines data from
    more than one source
    into a single ...
1.4. Introducing Mashups
    Mashups allow for
●

    'emotions' to be
    derived from maps
           The Map as an
    ...
1.5. Why Research VGI?
    Very exciting field of
●

    research                            ?
                           ...
1.6. Why Research VGI?

    A very important area
●


                                      ?
    of little research
     ...
2. How VGI Impacts our lives
2.1. Case Study

    The world is badly
●

    mapped (Goodchild
    2007)
    What to do when
●

    aid relies on maps?
...
2.2. Case Study

    Create new maps in areas where no
●

    adequate map is available
            Gaza Strip 2009 (w ik ...
3. PhD Study Proposal
3.1. PhD Study Proposal

    How VGI Map
●

    Stakeholders
    perceive 'Value'
    Human factors
●

    focus, not soci...
3.2. PhD Study Questions

1. Who are the stakeholders in VGI
 applications, and what are their
 relationships?
2. What is ...
4. Recap/ Questions?
4.1. Recap

    Researching what human factors influence
●

    the value of a VGI system?
    Mashups are the engines of ...
Just One More Thing...



       (OpenOffice.org 2008)



      (Portableapps.com 2009)




          (Davey 2008)
Thank You



  (Next time, the answers)
5.1. References
CAK-CAK, 2009. 20081224_0438: Jakarta (Set). http://flickr.com/photos/cak2/3213765429/: Flickr.

DAVEY, P....
5.2. References (continued)
ROUSH, W., 2007. Second Earth. Technology Review, 2007(July/ August), pp. 39-48.

THURLOW, C. ...
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  1. 1. Chris Parker Date: 17th March 2009 Title: How Volunteered Geographic Information changes everything, and what it's worth?
  2. 2. Presentation Outline 1. What is 'Volunteered Geographic ● Information'? 2. How VGI Impacts our lives ● 3. Initial Study Proposal ● 4. Recap/ Questions? ●
  3. 3. 1. What is Volunteered Geographic Information (why you should be getting excited)
  4. 4. 1.1. Introducing VGI “The act of creating ● geographic information by largely untrained volunteers”. (Goodchild 2007) For this study, “data ● volunteered by the public for use with the public”
  5. 5. 1.2. Introducing VGI Maps Taking 'Volunteered ● Geographic Information' and applying a geospatial element Example: ● OpenStreetMap (OpenStreetMap 2009)
  6. 6. 1.3. Introducing Mashups “A web application that ● combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool” (Wikipedia 2009) Gained widespread ● acceptance after introduction of Google (Rolfe 2008) Earth (Goodchild 2007)
  7. 7. 1.4. Introducing Mashups Mashups allow for ● 'emotions' to be derived from maps The Map as an – interactive interface (Roush 2007) Shared – experiences (Google Maps 2009) Photos ● Videos ● Photosynths ●
  8. 8. 1.5. Why Research VGI? Very exciting field of ● research ? ? ? Vast future potential ● in society ? Landmark ? – navigation (May, Ross et al. 2003 ? ? Potential to provide ● ? additional 'Value' to maps
  9. 9. 1.6. Why Research VGI? A very important area ● ? of little research ? ? The 'Value' of VGI is ● undefined! The 'academic' field of ? ? ● VGI is yet to be fully 'defined' ? ? ?
  10. 10. 2. How VGI Impacts our lives
  11. 11. 2.1. Case Study The world is badly ● mapped (Goodchild 2007) What to do when ● aid relies on maps? How important is ● time? (Cak-cak 2009) (www.sodahead.com 2008)
  12. 12. 2.2. Case Study Create new maps in areas where no ● adequate map is available Gaza Strip 2009 (w ik i.o p e n s tr e e tm a p .o r g – 2009) Mashup 'lost people' notices ● Hurricane Katrina (Tapscott, Williams – 2008) Provide an emotive link to the disaster ● Experience Based Economy (Pine 2004) –
  13. 13. 3. PhD Study Proposal
  14. 14. 3.1. PhD Study Proposal How VGI Map ● Stakeholders perceive 'Value' Human factors ● focus, not social psychology The first study to ● look into this topic Case study = ● OpenStreetMap
  15. 15. 3.2. PhD Study Questions 1. Who are the stakeholders in VGI applications, and what are their relationships? 2. What is commonly perceived as 'value' in data amongst VGI Stakeholders? 3. How are electronic maps utilised in the online community?
  16. 16. 4. Recap/ Questions?
  17. 17. 4.1. Recap Researching what human factors influence ● the value of a VGI system? Mashups are the engines of social VGI ● Little research in this important area ● To be of use, one must understand Value ● Value of VGI is currently undefined! ● st The 1 Case study will investigate ● perceptions of 'value' in VGI Stakeholders
  18. 18. Just One More Thing... (OpenOffice.org 2008) (Portableapps.com 2009) (Davey 2008)
  19. 19. Thank You (Next time, the answers)
  20. 20. 5.1. References CAK-CAK, 2009. 20081224_0438: Jakarta (Set). http://flickr.com/photos/cak2/3213765429/: Flickr. DAVEY, P., 2008. Gimp 2.4. http://www.gimp.org/about/splash/stable.html: www.gimp.org. GOODCHILD, M.F., 2007. Citizens as Sensors: The world of Volunteered Geography. GeoJournal, 69(4), pp. 211-221. GOOGLE MAPS, 2009-last update, google maps + photos mashup layer [Homepage of Google], [Online]. Available: http://maps.google.co.uk/ [February 9th, 2009]. LITTLE CHEF, , 2009-last update, your local little chefs [Homepage of www.littlechef.co.uk], [Online]. Available: http://www.littlechef.co.uk/findalittlechef.php?action=closestchefs [February 8th, 2009]. MAY, A., ROSS, T., BAYER, S.H. and TARKIAINEN, M.J., 2003. Pedestrian navigation aids: information requirements and design implications. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 7(6), pp. 331-338. N E W S .B B C .C O .U K , D e c e m b e r 1 5 th , 2 0 0 5 -la s t u p d a te , w ik ip e d ia s u r v iv e s r e s e a r c h t e s t [H o m e p a g e o f B B C N e w s O n lin e ], [O n lin e ]. A v a ila b le : h ttp ://n e w s .b b c .c o .u k /1 /h i/te c h n o lo g y /4 5 3 0 9 3 0 .s tm [J a n u a r y 2 7 th , 2 0 0 9 ]. OPENOFFICE.ORG, 2008. Main OpenOffice.org logo. http://marketing.openoffice.org/art/galleries/marketing/logos/#main: OpenOffice. OPENSTREETMAP, February, 2009-last update, OpenStreetMap: the free wiki world map [Homepage of www.OpenStreetMap.org], [Online]. Available: http://www.openstreetmap.org/ [February 10th, 2009]. PINE, J., February, 2004-last update, what do consumers really want? [Homepage of TED], [Online]. Available: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/joseph_pine_on_what_consumers_want.html [February 10th, 2009]. ROLFE, A., 2008-last update, east hampshire walks [Homepage of Bikes and Boots], [Online]. Available: http://www.bikesandboots.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=139&Itemid=78 [March 12th, 2009].
  21. 21. 5.2. References (continued) ROUSH, W., 2007. Second Earth. Technology Review, 2007(July/ August), pp. 39-48. THURLOW, C. and BROWN, A., 2003. Generation Txt? The sociolinguistics of young people's text-messaging. Discourse Analysis Online, 1(1), pp. 30. W IK I.O P E N S T R E E T M A P .O R G , M a r c h 2 n d , 2 0 0 9 -la s t u p d a te , W ik iP r o je c t p a le s tin e g a z a [H o m e p a g e o f w ik i.o p e n s t r e e tm a p ], [O n lin e ]. A v a ila b le : h ttp ://w ik i.o p e n s tr e e tm a p .o r g /w ik i/W ik iP r o je c t _ P a le s t in e _ G a z a [M a r c h 1 2 th , 2 0 0 9 ]. WIKIPEDIA, January 26th, 2009-last update, mashup (web application hybrid) [Homepage of Wikipedia (En)], [Online]. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_(web_application_hybrid) [January 27th, 2009]. WWW.SODAHEAD.COM, July 25th, 2008-last update, indian ocean Earthquake/Tsunami 2004 [Homepage of Denzel's Blog], [Online]. Available: http://www.sodahead.com/blog/10107/indian-ocean-earthquaketsunami-2004/ [February 8th, 2009].

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