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Volunteered geographic information in Wikipedia
Abstract Volunteered geographic information {(VGI)}Volunteered geographic information {(VGI)} refers to the geographic subset of user-generated content. My research focuses on spatial behaviors in {VGI} production and collects empirical data from 32 million Wikipedia contributions. My results find that geographic proximity is a factor in contributions, and that its influence decays exponentially and varies categorically.ys exponentially and varies categorically.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments My primary findings indicate that anonymous contributors write about nearby places, and that the influence of proximity decays exponentially and varies categorically
Conclusion My primary findings indicate that anonymous contributors write about nearby places, and that the influence of proximity decays exponentially and varies categorically
Data source Experiment responses  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Volunteered%2Bgeographic%2Binformation%2Bin%2BWikipedia%22  +
Has author Darren Hardy +
Has domain Geography + , Information systems +
Has topic Other antecedents of participation +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Thesis  +
Published in University of California +
Research design Experiment  +
Research questions My research tests whether proximity matterMy research tests whether proximity matters in Volunteered geographic information (VGI) production. That is, do VGI contributors write about nearby places? Moreover, what are suitable research methods to study large-scale VGI system with millions of contributors like Wikipedia?h millions of contributors like Wikipedia?
Revid 11,035  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Volunteered geographic information in Wikipedia
Unit of analysis User  +
Url http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~dhardy/HardyThesis2010.pdf  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction Dump  +
Wikipedia language Multiple  +
Wikipedia page type Article  + , History  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:32:40  +
Categories Other antecedents of participation  + , Geography  + , Information systems  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:18  +
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