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Recruitment, Training, and Social Dynamics in Geo-Crowdsourcing for Accessibility

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dc.contributor.advisor Rice, Matthew T. Paez Wulff, Fabiana Isabel
dc.creator Paez Wulff, Fabiana Isabel 2014-04-28 2014-10-08T18:00:11Z 2014-10-08T18:00:11Z 2014-10-08
dc.description.abstract Transitory obstacles in the built environment of George Mason University present a great inconvenience and hazard to visually- and mobility-impaired individuals. Accessing realtime information provides great benefits by allowing people with disabilities to assess the potential hazard of an obstacle and find alternative routes in a short period of time. As an emerging technique, geo-crowdsourcing allows for the utilization of community members to collect and share valuable geographic information associated with transitory events. A survey has being conducted to examine current applications of crowdsourcing. Furthermore, the training program of various successful applications of geocrowdsourcing has been reviewed. Finally, a training program has being designed and implemented for recruiting and motivating contributors to participate in an obstacle reporting system. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) en_US
dc.subject Crowdsourcing Geographic Information en_US
dc.subject transitory hazards en_US
dc.subject accessibility en_US
dc.subject navigation en_US
dc.title Recruitment, Training, and Social Dynamics in Geo-Crowdsourcing for Accessibility en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Science in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences en_US Master's en Geographic and Cartographic Sciences en George Mason University en

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