This 2013 paper focuses on crowd sourced information and particularly the use of the GPS sensor smartphone application SmartRoad. The authors present SmartRoad, a crowd-sourced sensing system that detects and identifies traffic regulators, traffic lights and stop signs.
This 2013 article focuses on crowdsourcing volunteered geographic information. The article asks the question, is “volunteered” the right adjective to use for all types of crowd-sourced geographic information?
This 2010 article focuses on crowd sourced information and particularly the use of sensing and collaboration applications for crowdsourcing on Twitter.
This 2015 resource is the transcript of an interview with David Keyes, founder of a Google-funded crowdsourcing platform, which links human rights activists from closed societies with people around the world who can help them.
This 2012 resource is the full public disclosure of a Google patent used for crowd sourced information and data mapping in smartphone devices. Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to the use of crowd sourced information to generate walkable paths through indoor spaces.
This 387 page 2013 book provides 20 chapters focused on various components of crowdsourcing and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). In particular, the chapters in this book explore both the theories and applications of crowdsourcing for geographic knowledge production.
This 2012 article focuses on crowd sourced information (crowdsourcing) and its use in disaster relief. The article outlines the ways in which information technologies (ITs) were used during the Haiti relief effort, and particularly with respect to web-based mapping services.
This article discusses how the Boston Marathon bombing story unfolded on every possible carrier of information available in the spring of 2013, including Twitter.
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism