Contribution to Book
Geotagger: A Collaborative and Participatory Environmental Inquiry SystemCSCW Companion '14 Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (2014)
This note focuses on the motivation, approach, and the initial prototype implementation of Geotagger: a collaborative participatory environmental inquiry system. We situate the need for such a technology, and discuss related work -- much of which is situated in the realm of citizen science. Our work uniquely distinguishes itself from many other citizen science applications in that it supports limited data collection and analysis, with the additional benefit of supporting social interactions and engagement through conversations about observed data. This is accomplished by creating friends and groups which are collaborators in the observational inquiry process.
- citizen science,
EditorSusan Fussell, Wayne Lutters, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Madhu Reddy
PublisherAssociation of Computing Machinery
Citation InformationJerry Alan Fails. "Geotagger: A Collaborative and Participatory Environmental Inquiry System" New YorkCSCW Companion '14 Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (2014) p. 157 - 160
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jerry-fails/38/