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Citation

Roche S, Propeck-Zimmermann E, Mericskay B. GeoJournal 2013; 78(1): 21-40.

Affiliation

1Université Laval, Quebec City, QC Canada.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2013, Holtzbrinck Springer Nature Publishing Group)

DOI

10.1007/s10708-011-9423-9

PMID

32214617

PMCID

PMC7088252

Abstract

Mapping, and more generally geopositioning, has become ubiquitous on the Internet. This democratization of geomatics through the GeoWeb results in the emergence of a new form of mapping based on Web 2.0 technologies. Described as Web-mapping 2.0, it is especially characterized by high interactivity and geolocation-based contents generated by users. A series of recent events (hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemics) have urged the development of numerous mapping Web applications intended to provide information to the public, and encourage their contribution to support crisis management. This new way to produce and spread geographic information in times of crisis brings up many questions and new potentials with regard to urgency services, Non Governmental Organisations (NGO), as well as individuals. This paper aims at putting into perspective the development of GeoWeb, both in terms of technologies and applications, against crisis management processes.

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.


Language: en

Keywords

Crisis management; Crowdsourcing; GeoWeb; Volunteered geographic information; Web 2.0

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