Special Issue "NeoGeography and WikiPlanning"

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A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2011)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Beniamino Murgante
School of Engineering, University of Basilicata, 10 Viale dell’Ateneo Lucano, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Website: http://www.unibas.it/utenti/murgante/Benny.html
E-Mail: beniamino.murgante@unibas.it
Phone: +39 0971 205125
Fax: +39 0971 205185
Interests: spatial planning; spatial simulation; geodemographics; geographic data analysis of socio-economic and population data; planning 2.0; participation 2.0; e-democracy; e-participation

Guest Editor
Dr. Giuseppe Borruso
DEAMS - Department of Economic, Business, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Trieste, Via A. Valerio, 4/1, 34127 Trieste, Italy
E-Mail: giuseppe.borruso@econ.units.it
Phone: +39 040 558 7008
Fax: +39 040 558 7009
Interests: GIS; spatial analysis; geostatistics; network spatial analysis; GI & socioeconomics; economic and business geography; retail geography; geodemographics

Guest Editor
Dr. Maurizio Gibin
Geographic Information Science, Birkbeck College, School of Geography, Room 168, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX, UK
E-Mail: m.gibin@bbk.ac.uk
Phone: +44 207 631 6485
Fax: +44 207 631 6498
Interests: GIS; spatial analysis; geovisualisation and user interaction issues; geographic data analysis of socio-economic and population data; health geography; geodemographics; geoweb 2.0 applications to deploy geographic information; cartography and analytical design in thematic mapping

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The advent of Web 2.0 made available techonologies and services such as blogs, social networking, Wikis and RSS/XML feeds that allowed many users to the create their own content and share it through simple and freely available tools. The shift to a user-generated content paradigm on the web fostered changes in sharing and analyzing geographic information. The term “neogeography” rose as a way to describe people activities when using and creating their own maps, geo-tagging pictures, movies, websites, etc. It could be defined as a new bottom – up approach to geography prompted by users, therefore introducing changes in the roles of ‘traditional’ geographers and ‘consumers’ of geographical contents themselves.

During the past decades, the main issue in GIS implementation has been the availability of sound spatial information. Nowadays, the wide diffusion of electronic devices providing geo-referenced information have resulted in the production of extensive spatial information datasets. This trend has led to “GIS wikification”, where mass collaboration plays a key role in main components of spatial information frameworks (hardware, software, data, and people). Goodchild, (2007) introduced “Volunteered Geographic Information” (VGI), as the harnessing of tools to create, assemble, and disseminate geographic information provided by individuals voluntarily creating their own contents by marking the locations of occurred events or by labeling certain existing features. not already been shown on map. The volunteered approach has been adopted by important American organizations, such as US Geological Survey, US Census Bureau, etc. Whilst technologies (e.g. GPS, remote sensing, etc.) can be useful in producing new spatial data, volunteered activities are the only way to update and describe such data. If, on one hand, spatial data have been produced in various ways, on the other hand remote sensing, sensor networks and other electronic devices generate a great flow of relevant spatial information concerning several aspects of human activities or of environmental phenomena monitoring. This “Information-Explosion Era” is characterised by a large amount of information produced both by human activities and by automated systems; the capturing and the manipulation of this information leads to” urban computing” and represents a sort of bridge between computers and the real world, accounting for the social dimension of human environments. This technological evolution produced a new Paradigm of Urban Development, called “u-City”. Such phenomena offer new challenges to scholars (geographers, engineers, planners, economists, sociologists, etc.) as well as to spatial planners in addressing spatial issues and a wealth of brand-new, updated data, generally created by people who are interested in geographically related phenomena. As attention is to-date dedicated to visualization and content creation, little has still been done from the spatial analytical point of view and in involving users – as citizens – in participatory geographical activities.

Beniamino Murgante
Giuseppe Borruso
Maurizio Gibin
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • neogeography
  • volunteered geographic information
  • crowdsourcing
  • collaborative mapping
  • WikiCities
  • wikinomics
  • GeoDesign
  • planning 2.0
  • participation 2.0
  • urban social networks
  • urban sensing
  • e-democracy
  • eParticipation
  • participatory GIS
  • geography
  • technologies for eParticipation
  • second life and participatory games
  • SDI and planning
  • ontologies for urban planning
  • urban computing
  • ubiquitous-city

Published Papers (11 papers)

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Future Internet 2012, 4(2), 592-606; doi:10.3390/fi4020592
Received: 2 March 2012; in revised form: 3 May 2012 / Accepted: 7 June 2012 / Published: 15 June 2012
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Future Internet 2012, 4(2), 563-574; doi:10.3390/fi4020563
Received: 25 January 2012; in revised form: 5 March 2012 / Accepted: 22 May 2012 / Published: 5 June 2012
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Future Internet 2012, 4(2), 551-562; doi:10.3390/fi4020551
Received: 1 February 2012; in revised form: 7 May 2012 / Accepted: 10 May 2012 / Published: 24 May 2012
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Future Internet 2012, 4(2), 451-468; doi:10.3390/fi4020451
Received: 29 December 2011; in revised form: 20 March 2012 / Accepted: 27 April 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012
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Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 347-361; doi:10.3390/fi4010347
Received: 9 December 2011; in revised form: 6 February 2012 / Accepted: 14 March 2012 / Published: 22 March 2012
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Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 265-284; doi:10.3390/fi4010265
Received: 7 November 2011; in revised form: 22 February 2012 / Accepted: 23 February 2012 / Published: 13 March 2012
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Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 216-237; doi:10.3390/fi4010216
Received: 8 December 2011; in revised form: 8 February 2012 / Accepted: 2 March 2012 / Published: 7 March 2012
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Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 65-82; doi:10.3390/fi4010065
Received: 30 November 2011; in revised form: 28 December 2011 / Accepted: 30 December 2011 / Published: 6 January 2012
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Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 1-21; doi:10.3390/fi4010001
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 16 December 2011 / Accepted: 19 December 2011 / Published: 29 December 2011
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Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 344-361; doi:10.3390/fi3040344
Received: 9 October 2011; in revised form: 29 November 2011 / Accepted: 16 December 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011
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Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 362-378; doi:10.3390/fi3040362
Received: 10 November 2011; in revised form: 9 December 2011 / Accepted: 16 December 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011
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Last update: 5 October 2012

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