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Main Title The Fundamentals of Human Factors Design for Volunteered Geographic Information [electronic resource] /
Author Parker, Christopher J.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number GA1-1776
ISBN 9783319035031
Subjects Geography. ; Geographical information systems. ; Human Geography.
Internet Access
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Collation X, 138 p. 16 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- A Framework of Neogeography -- Scoping Study: User Perceptions Of VGI in Neogeography -- Study Two: Understanding Design with VGI Using an Information Relevance Framework -- Data Generation: VGI and PGI Data Sets -- Study Three: Assessing the Impact of VGI -- Conclusion. This book explores the roles in which volunteered and professional information play within neogeography from a human factors perspective. The unique advantages of each information type are considered alongside how they may be utilised to create products and services delivering highly functional, efficient and satisfying experiences to their users. The overall aim of this book is to address the issue of how Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) can be combined with Professional Geographic Information (PGI) to satisfy the information search requirements of consumer-users via highly usable mashups. Firstly, this required the development of an understanding of the way different users perceive VGI and PGI in terms of its benefits to their activities and information needs. Secondly, the benefits that VGI may bring to the user experience of a mashup (which cannot be attained through the use of PGI) needed to be understood. In order to achieve this, a user centred design perspective was implemented throughout the research.