Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 265-284; doi:10.3390/fi4010265
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WikiGIS Basic Concepts: Web 2.0 for Geospatial Collaboration

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Received: 7 November 2011; in revised form: 22 February 2012 / Accepted: 23 February 2012 / Published: 13 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue NeoGeography and WikiPlanning)
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Abstract: With the emergence of Web 2.0, new applications arise and evolve into more interactive forms of collective intelligence. These applications offer to both professionals and citizens an open and expanded access to geographic information. In this paper, we develop the conceptual foundations of a new technology solution called WikiGIS. WikiGIS’s strength lies in its ability to ensure the traceability of changes in spatial-temporal geographic components (geometric location and shape, graphics: iconography and descriptive) generated by users. The final use case highlights to what extent WikiGIS could be a relevant and useful technological innovation in Geocollaboration.
Keywords: GeoWeb; Web 2.0; Geocollaboration; Wiki; Public Participation GIS
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Roche, S.; Mericskay, B.; Batita, W.; Bach, M.; Rondeau, M. WikiGIS Basic Concepts: Web 2.0 for Geospatial Collaboration. Future Internet 2012, 4, 265-284.

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Roche S, Mericskay B, Batita W, Bach M, Rondeau M. WikiGIS Basic Concepts: Web 2.0 for Geospatial Collaboration. Future Internet. 2012; 4(1):265-284.

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Roche, Stéphane; Mericskay, Boris; Batita, Wided; Bach, Matthieu; Rondeau, Mathieu. 2012. "WikiGIS Basic Concepts: Web 2.0 for Geospatial Collaboration." Future Internet 4, no. 1: 265-284.

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