Collabmap: crowdsourcing maps for emergency planning

@inproceedings{Ramchurn2013CollabmapCM,
  title={Collabmap: crowdsourcing maps for emergency planning},
  author={Sarvapali D. Ramchurn and Trung Dong Huynh and Matteo Venanzi and Bing Shi},
  booktitle={WebSci},
  year={2013}
}
In this paper, we present a software tool to help emergency planners at Hampshire County Council in the UK to create maps for high-fidelity crowd simulations that require evacuation routes from buildings to roads. The main feature of the system is a crowdsourcing mechanism that breaks down the problem of creating evacuation routes into microtasks that a contributor to the platform can execute in less than a minute. As part of the mechanism we developed a concensus-based trust mechanism that… CONTINUE READING

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