Video: Michael Goodchild discusses using social networks to define landscapes. – US National Science Foundation (NSF)
Director of the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Center for Spatial Studies Michael Goodchild discusses “From Community Mapping to Critical Spatial Thinking: The Changing Face of GIS (geographic information systems)” in this National Science Foundation Distinguished Lecture. He discusses how individuals are using distributed, real-time data enabled by social networks to define landscapes that have been suddenly altered by floods, hurricanes and other acts of nature.
- Goodchild on Looking Forward: Five Thoughts on the Future of GIS (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
Tags: Citizen Science, Community Mapping, geographic information system, Geography, government, Michael Goodchild, National Science Foundation, Participatory Sensing, Services, Social Networking, Social Sciences, Spatial Thinking, UCSB, United States, University of California Santa Barbara, VGI, Volunteered Geographic Information
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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