Recent advances in geospatially based mobile applications have enabled and inspired the use of geographic information in ways not previously imagined possible. Data indicating our locations, movements, behaviors, and other personal characteristics; our interactions with the community and the economy; and our exposure to environmental conditions are now contributed through our own, voluntary actions (user-generated content, VGI, crowdsourcing) or collected without our knowledge. Such data have become valuable for analyses on many topics, including transportation, hazards, health, energy, biogeography, and recreation. Geographers serving on the Geographical Sciences Committee of the National Academy of Sciences organized this session to reflect on past and envision future trajectories of opportunities and concerns associated with these emergent data resources.
Michael Goodchild, who characterized Volunteered Geographic Information and drew attention to issues associated with this type of data, will open the session with a plenary talk. Following his talk, a series of speakers engaged in different domains of geographic research will make short presentations to illustrate emerging uses of VGI.
|Panelist||Michael Jerrett University of California||10|
|Panelist||Michael Widener University of Toronto||10|
|Introduction||Michael Goodchild University of California||20|
|Introduction||Ming-Hsiang Tsou San Diego State University||10|
|Panelist||Yingjie Hu University At Buffalo||10|
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