Next Article in Journal
FPGA Implementation of Generalized Hebbian Algorithm for Texture Classification
Next Article in Special Issue
An Approach for Representing Sensor Data to Validate Alerts in Ambient Assisted Living
Previous Article in Journal
On Cup Anemometer Rotor Aerodynamics
Previous Article in Special Issue
An Event Driven Hybrid Identity Management Approach to Privacy Enhanced e-Health
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sensors 2012, 12(5), 6218-6243;

Mobile, Collaborative Situated Knowledge Creation for Urban Planning

Management and Information System Department, Universidad de Chile, Diagonal Paraguay 257, Santiago, Chile
Department of Computer Sciences, Universidad de Chile, Blanco Encalada 2120, Santiago, Chile
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 March 2012 / Revised: 19 April 2012 / Accepted: 28 April 2012 / Published: 10 May 2012
Full-Text   |   PDF [789 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]


Geo-collaboration is an emerging research area in computer sciences studying the way spatial, geographically referenced information and communication technologies can support collaborative activities. Scenarios in which information associated to its physical location are of paramount importance are often referred as Situated Knowledge Creation scenarios. To date there are few computer systems supporting knowledge creation that explicitly incorporate physical context as part of the knowledge being managed in mobile face-to-face scenarios. This work presents a collaborative software application supporting visually-geo-referenced knowledge creation in mobile working scenarios while the users are interacting face-to-face. The system allows to manage data information associated to specific physical locations for knowledge creation processes in the field, such as urban planning, identifying specific physical locations, territorial management, etc.; using Tablet-PCs and GPS in order to geo-reference data and information. It presents a model for developing mobile applications supporting situated knowledge creation in the field, introducing the requirements for such an application and the functionalities it should have in order to fulfill them. The paper also presents the results of utility and usability evaluations. View Full-Text
Keywords: geo-collaboration; Knowledge Creation; mobile collaborative work geo-collaboration; Knowledge Creation; mobile collaborative work
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zurita, G.; Baloian, N. Mobile, Collaborative Situated Knowledge Creation for Urban Planning. Sensors 2012, 12, 6218-6243.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top