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Title: Relevance of volunteered geographic information in a real world context
Authors: Parker, Christopher J.
May, Andrew
Mitchell, Val
Keywords: Volunteered geographic information
Usability
Neography
Human factors
Relevance
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Portsmouth (© the author)
Citation: PARKER, C.J., MAY, A. and MITCHELL, V., 2011. Relevance of volunteered geographic information in a real world context. IN: Geographical Information Science Research UK (GISRUK) 2011 Conference Proceedings.
Abstract: Volunteered Geographic Information has the potential to offer value and usability benefits to end-users over and above that of Professional Geographic Information. For this to be accomplished, the user centred factors of both information types must be understood in detail. Through a series of focus groups, the differences between volunteer and professional information sources are investigated relative to the characteristics which are the most, or least relevant to the end-user. These findings have implications for how different forms of information may be most effectively utilised within different usage situations.
Description: This paper was presented at GISRUK 2011, 26-29 April, Portsmouth, UK: http://www.port.ac.uk/special/gisruk2011/
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8801
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