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Confronting the data-divide in a time of spatial turns and volunteered geographic information

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

CINNAMON, J.
Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, Canada
SCHUURMAN, N.
Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, Canada


Description :
The article examines the influence of geography and its potential for addressing the data-divide through the example of a facilitated VGI data collection initiative collected public health-related injury data in Cape Town, South Africa. It demonstrates that the emergency medical services personnel interacted with a GeoWeb interface to volunteer their informed opinions of high-incident injury locations. This study speaks to the growing influence of geography and one of its driving forces, the techno-social revolution in geospatial technology and data. Future work should continue to examine their potential to address the data-divide.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
GeoJournal, issn : 0343-2521, 2013, vol. 78, n°. 4, p. 657-674, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 119 ref.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Heidelberg, Springer

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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