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'Wikification of GIS by the masses' is a phrase-term first coined by Kamel Boulos in 2005, two years earlier than Goodchild's term 'Volunteered Geographic Information'. Six years later (2005-2011), OpenStreetMap and Google Earth (GE) are now full-fledged, crowdsourced 'Wikipedias of the Earth' par excellence, with millions of users contributing their own(More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract 'Wikification of GIS by the masses' is a phrase-term first coined by Kamel Boulos in 2005, two years earlier than Goodchild's term 'Volunteered Geographic Information'. Six years later (2005-2011), OpenStreetMap and Google Earth(More)
This paper presents a systematic design of an efficient cloud framework for wellness self-management devices and services. The innovative wellness self-management devices and services performs the following functions: (1) Collecting GPS, accelerometer, temperature, image data and personal profiles, (2) Fusing data and recognizing the state, (3) Performing(More)
With the rapidly growth of wireless sensor networks (WSN), more and more services provide people up-to-date information such as weather forecast, earthquake reports, fire alarm, even for the surveillance system, and so on. The raw data are usually hard to be understood by users. We had proposed an innovated sensor observation service with web-based and(More)
With the widely used of wellness self-management devices, more and more services provide people up-to-date wellness information such as blood pressure, SpO2, rate of heartbeat, etc. How to gather these data more efficiently is an important issue. Moreover, these data may be combined with the information of geographic location. The data gathering system need(More)
This study investigates whether the quality of investment banks impacts shareholder wealth in bank mergers. Focusing on a US sample of 415 targets and 1,066 bidders from 1995 to 2010, we find that the quality of financial advisors appears to have a significant impact on shareholder wealth for bidding firms, but not for target firms. Our results find that(More)
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