Crowdsourcing. A Citizen Participation Challenge

  • Junia Borges Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Camila Zyngier Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Volunteer Geographic Information, Citizenship, Urban Planning

Abstract

This paper is a work in progress on Crowdsourcing. First, its concepts and importance are discussed and then its value for citizenship and urban planning. The motivation for participation and the display of geo-tagged information, as well as its possible applications in dynamic spatial temporal issues are presented, as well as its different approaches and applications. Furthermore, Crowdsourcing is discussed when the “ONVCêVIU”, a VGI case study, is presented, revealing its origin, objective, free platform comparison - to select the proper tool to implement, the project’s main challenges, results so far and further steps to be taken. To conclude a short review of the author’s vision about what is to come in the future research.

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Author Biographies

Junia Borges, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Júnia Borges is PhD student in Architecture and Urbanism at Federal University of Minas Gerais, UFMG, Master in Analysis and Modeling Environmental Systems (UFMG, 2011), GIS specialist (UFMG, 2007), Tourism and Sustainable Development specialist (UFMG, 2005), Bachelor in Tourism (Newton Paiva University Center, 2003). Has experience in Environmental, GIS and Tourism with emphasis on planning, acting on the following topics: environmental and socioeconomic studies, environmental modeling and mapping, collaborative mapping (VGI - Volunteer Geographic Information), sustainable development, tourism planning, tourism carrying capacity and public use at conservation areas.

Camila Zyngier, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Camila is Architect and Urban Planner through Federal University of Minas Gerais (2004), PHD student at the NPGAU (Post Graduation Nucleo of Architect and Urbanism at Federal University of Minas Gerais). Her master degree is in the same nucleo in 2012 and she is specialist in Urban Planning and Architecture Revitalization. She belongs to the Landscape and Environmental in GIS research group (UFMG). Is developing the Thesis about: Possible Landscape and Communication: GIS as a support to development of spatial perception. Professor (CAPES-REUNI) of the Graduation Course in Architecture at UFMG. Professor of the Graduation Course at the Instituto Metodista Izabela Hendrix. Has experience in Archtecture and Urban Planning, with emphasis in landscape management, edification projects, public spaces, interior design and furniture.

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Published
2014-05-15
How to Cite
Borges, J., & Zyngier, C. (2014). Crowdsourcing. A Citizen Participation Challenge. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/2510