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Title: Facilitating participatory decision-making in local communities through map-based online discussion
Authors: Yu, Bo
Cai, Guoray
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: ACM Press
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Communities and Technologies 2009: Proceedings of the Fourth Communities and Technologies Conference
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 215-224
Series/Report no.: Communities and Technologies
Abstract: GIS has been widely used for supporting decision-making in local communities. However, limited studies have been conducted to use maps directly as a communication tool to support community discussion. In this paper, we explore the potential of using geospatial annotations to facilitate map-based online discussion in local communities. We developed a prototype system, which explicitly links participants' discussion contributions with geographic references. The system is based on conceptual understanding of map-based discussion space, which guides the generation of system requirements. We demonstrate the utility of such systems by a hypothetical scenario of building a Smoke-Free campus in a university community.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/1556460.1556492
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
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