Volunteered Geographic Information System Design: Project and Participation Guidelines

Gómez Barrón Sierra, Jose Pablo and Manso Callejo, Miguel Ángel and Alcarria Garrido, Ramón Pablo and Iturrioz Aguirre, Teresa (2016). Volunteered Geographic Information System Design: Project and Participation Guidelines. "ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information", v. 5(7) (n. 108); pp. 1-35. ISSN 2220-9964. https://doi.org/doi:10.3390/ijgi5070108.

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Title: Volunteered Geographic Information System Design: Project and Participation Guidelines
Author/s:
  • Gómez Barrón Sierra, Jose Pablo
  • Manso Callejo, Miguel Ángel
  • Alcarria Garrido, Ramón Pablo
  • Iturrioz Aguirre, Teresa
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Date: July 2016
Volume: 5(7)
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Volunteered geographic information; crowdsourcing; community; public participation; collaboration; motivation; system design; methodology.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. en Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Cartográfica y Topografía
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This article sets forth the early phases of a methodological proposal for designing and developing Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) initiatives based on a system perspective analysis in which the components depend and interact dynamically among each other. First, it focuses on those characteristics of VGI projects that present different goals and modes of organization, while using a crowdsourcing strategy to manage participants and contributions. Next, a tool is developed in order to design the central crowdsourced processing unit that is best suited for a specific project definition, associating it with a trend towards crowd-based or community-driven approaches. The design is structured around the characterization of different ways of participating, and the task cognitive demand of working on geo-information management, spatial problem solving and ideation, or knowledge acquisition. Then, the crowdsourcing process design helps to identify what kind of participants are needed and outline subsequent engagement strategies. This is based on an analysis of differences among volunteers? participatory behaviors and the associated set of factors motivating them to contribute, whether on a crowd or community-sourced basis. From a VGI system perspective, this paper presents a set of guidelines and methodological steps in order to align project goals, processes and volunteers and thus successfully attract participation. This methodology helps establish the initial requirements for a VGI system, and, in its current state, it mainly focuses on two components of the system: project and participants.

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Item ID: 42685
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42685/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42685
DOI: doi:10.3390/ijgi5070108
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi5070108
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Mar 2017 16:04
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 14:57
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