User-centred design of neogeography: the impact of volunteered geographic information on users' perceptions of online map ‘mashups’

  title={User-centred design of neogeography: the impact of volunteered geographic information on users' perceptions of online map ‘mashups’},
  author={Christopher J. Parker and Andrew J. May and Val Mitchell},
  pages={987 - 997}
This paper investigates the influence of presenting volunteered and professionally created geographic information to 101 wheelchair users through an interactive website that included information collected by wheelchair-using volunteers. The aim of this experiment was to understand the influence that (1) knowing a map-based website contains volunteered information and (2) actually including volunteered information within an online interactive map (a mashup) have on the perceived trust of the… 
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Active Learning with Unsupervised Ensembles of Classifiers
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How Good is Volunteered Geographical Information? A Comparative Study of OpenStreetMap and Ordnance Survey Datasets
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Information quality assessment of community generated content: A user study of Wikipedia
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Using a 'value-added' approach for contextual design of geographic information.
  • A. May
  • Business
    Applied ergonomics
  • 2013
Capturing Volunteered Information for Inclusive Service Design: Potential Benefits and Challenges
The concept of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is presented as an integral part of future inclusive services and has the potential to provide a better match between user needs and service delivery, and enable the successful longer-term evolution of services.
Can we Trust Information ?-The Case of Volunteered Geographic Information
It is asserted that the traditional quality criteria for assessing the quality of geographic information are difficult to apply to Volunteered Geographic Information and the notion of informational trust is introduced and linked to the established notion of interpersonal trust.
Assessing Completeness and Spatial Error of Features in Volunteered Geographic Information
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