Angioletta Voghera

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Searching information in a Geographical Information System (GIS) usually imposes that users explore precompiled category catalogs and select the types of information they are looking for. Unfortunately, that approach is challenging because it forces people to adhere to a conceptualization of the information space that might be different from their own. In(More)
We present the information retrieval model adopted in the OnToMap Participatory GIS. The model addresses the limitations of keyword-based and category-based search by semantically interpreting the information needs specified in free-text search queries. The model is based on an ontological representation of linguistic and encyclopaedic knowledge, which(More)
This paper presents GroupCollaborate2, a prototype Participatory GIS for the management of 3D community maps which support the shared design of public policies by offering a virtual representation of the territory and by enabling the crowdsourcing of heterogeneous types of contributions, including documents, 3D models and comments, within focus groups. The(More)
Inclusive e-government is challenged by the limited participation of generic citizens. In order to address this issue, we propose to exploit the online services offered by the Public Administration (which support the establishment of direct relations with the population) for identifying people who might be motivated to contribute at decision making on the(More)
Community mapping is being increasingly used to support crowdsourcing in participatory decision-making processes but the collection of feedback is usually carried out in textual form. We describe a proposal for the management of 3D Community Maps which provide a virtual representation of the territory and enable users to contribute to policy making by(More)
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