This book argues that future progress in VGI research depends in large part on building strong linkages with diverse geographic scholarship. Contributors of this volume situate VGI research in geography’s core concerns with space and place, and offer several ways of addressing persistent challenges of quality assurance in VGI.
This book positions VGI as part of a shift toward hybrid epistemologies, and potentially a fourth paradigm of data-intensive inquiry across the sciences. It also considers the implications of VGI and the exaflood for further time-space compression and new forms, degrees of digital inequality, the renewed importance of geography, and the role of crowdsourcing for geographic knowledge production.
Daniel Sui (Editor), Sarah Elwood (Editor), Michael Goodchild (Editor)
Publisher: Springer; 2013 edition (August 9, 2012)
ISBN-10: 9400745869 | ISBN-13: 978-9400745865 | Edition: 2013