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Crowdsourced Geographic Information Use in Government

Haklay, ME; Antoniou, V; Basiouka, S; Soden, R; Mooney, P; (2014) Crowdsourced Geographic Information Use in Government. Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This report is based on a six-month study of the use of volunteered geographic information (VGI) by government. It focuses on government use of information relating to a location, which was produced through what is known as “crowdsourcing”, the process of obtaining information from many contributors amongst the general public, regardless of their background and skill level. The aim of this report is to provide a guide for the successful implementation of VGI in government.

Type: Report
Title: Crowdsourced Geographic Information Use in Government
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license (CC BY 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0. Under the Creative Commons Attribution license, you are free to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt this work, including for commercial purposes, under the following conditions: Attribution — Please cite the work as follows: Haklay, M., Antoniou, V., Basiouka, S., Soden, R., and Mooney, P. (2014) Crowdsourced geographic information use in government, Report to GFDRR (World Bank). London. License - Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0. Translations - If you create a translation of this work, please add the following disclaimer along with the attribution: This translation was not created by The World Bank and should not be considered an official World Bank translation. The World Bank shall not be liable for any content or error in this translation. All queries on rights and licenses should be addressed to the Office of the Publisher, The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA; Fax: 202-522-2625; e-mail: pubrights@worldbank.org.
Keywords: VGI, Volunteered Geographic Information, Crowdsourcing, Government, Disaster response
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1433169
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