Volunteered Geographic Information


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GIS Talks from Redlands

GIS Talks from Redlands

There are some interesting talks available online from Redlands GIS Week.  The event was held this past February at Esri’s headquarters in Redlands, California.  The week was focused on discussing the current and future state of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI).  Over three days, a series of workshop and talks focusing […]

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Volunteered Geography

Volunteered Geography

Michael Goodchild, a professor of Geography at UC Santa Barbara, explores the historical and current trends of collaborative geographic data creation in what he terms “volunteered geography” in an article published in GeoJournal.  In dissecting this phenomenon, Goodchild seeks to answer the following questions: “what drives people to do this, how accurate […]