GeoTagger: A collaborative and participatory environmental inquiry system

Jerry Alan Fails, Katherine G. Herbert, Emily Hill, Chris Loeschorn, Spencer Kordecki, David Dymko, Andrew DeStefano, Zill Christian

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages157-160
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450325417
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 15 Feb 201419 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period15/02/1419/02/14

Keywords

  • Adventures
  • Children
  • Citizen science
  • Collaboration
  • Social

Cite this

Fails, J. A., Herbert, K. G., Hill, E., Loeschorn, C., Kordecki, S., Dymko, D., DeStefano, A., & Christian, Z. (2014). GeoTagger: A collaborative and participatory environmental inquiry system. In CSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 157-160). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2556420.2556481