(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Confronting the data-divide in a time of spatial turns and volunteered geographic information

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, CANADA


The article examines the influence of geography and its potential for addressing the data-divide through the example of a facilitated VGI data collection initiative collected public health-related injury data in Cape Town, South Africa. It demonstrates that the emergency medical services personnel interacted with a GeoWeb interface to volunteer their informed opinions of high-incident injury locations. This study speaks to the growing influence of geography and one of its driving forces, the techno-social revolution in geospatial technology and data. Future work should continue to examine their potential to address the data-divide


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 78, no4 [pp. 657-674]

Bibliographic references : 119 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 ill.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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