New approaches to environmental monitoring: the use of ICT to explore volunteered geographic information

@article{Gouveia2008NewAT,
  title={New approaches to environmental monitoring: the use of ICT to explore volunteered geographic information},
  author={Cristina Gouveia and Alexandra Fonseca},
  journal={GeoJournal},
  year={2008},
  volume={72},
  pages={185-197}
}
Citizen participation in environmental monitoring is not a new idea. However, recent developments in information and communication technologies (ICT), such as the social web and the miniaturization of sensors, have created new opportunities to promote citizen participation in environmental monitoring. The analysis of existing citizen initiatives that use ICT tools, identified the need for a framework conceptualizing ways to increase the contribution of volunteered geographic data in… CONTINUE READING

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