The computational geowiki: what, why, and how

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The computational geowiki: what, why, and how
Google Maps and its spin-offs are highly successful, but they have a major limitation: users see only pictures of geographic data. These data are inaccessible except by limited vendor-defined APIs, and associated user data are weakly linked to them. But some applications require access, specifically geowikis and computational geowikis. We present the design and implementation of a computational geowiki. We also show empirically that both geowiki and computational geowiki features are necessary for a representative domain, bicycling, because (a) cyclists have useful knowledge unavailable except from cyclists and (b) cyclist-oriented automatic route-finding is enhanced by user input. Finally, we derive design implications: for example, user contributions presented within a route description are useful, and wikis should support contribution of opinion as well as fact. Author Keywords Wiki, geowiki, computational geowiki, web-map. ACM Classification Keywords H.5.3 [Group and Organization ...
Reid Priedhorsky, Loren G. Terveen
Added 19 Oct 2010
Updated 19 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CSCW
Authors Reid Priedhorsky, Loren G. Terveen
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