Volunteered geographic information in Wikipedia

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Volunteered geographic information in Wikipedia
Authors: Darren Hardy [edit item]
Citation: University of California  : . 2010.
Publication type: Thesis
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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Volunteered geographic information in Wikipedia is a publication by Darren Hardy.


[edit] Abstract

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.

[edit] Research questions

"My 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?"

Research details

Topics: Other antecedents of participation [edit item]
Domains: Geography, Geography, Information systems [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Case [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Experiment [edit item]
Data source: Experiment responses, Wikipedia pages [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Dump [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Article, History [edit item]
Wikipedia language: Multiple [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"My primary findings indicate that anonymous contributors write about nearby places, and that the influence of proximity decays exponentially and varies categorically"

[edit] Comments

"My primary findings indicate that anonymous contributors write about nearby places, and that the influence of proximity decays exponentially and varies categorically"


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AbstractVolunteered 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 teamAdded on initial load +
Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
CommentsMy primary findings indicate that anonymous contributors write about nearby places, and that the influence of proximity decays exponentially and varies categorically
ConclusionMy primary findings indicate that anonymous contributors write about nearby places, and that the influence of proximity decays exponentially and varies categorically
Data sourceExperiment responses + and Wikipedia pages +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Volunteered%2Bgeographic%2Binformation%2Bin%2BWikipedia%22 +
Has authorDarren Hardy +
Has domainGeography + and Information systems +
Has topicOther antecedents of participation +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeThesis +
Published inUniversity of California +
Research designExperiment +
Research questionsMy 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?
Revid11,035 +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleVolunteered geographic information in Wikipedia
Unit of analysisUser +
Urlhttp://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~dhardy/HardyThesis2010.pdf +
Wikipedia coverageCase +
Wikipedia data extractionDump +
Wikipedia languageMultiple +
Wikipedia page typeArticle + and History +
Year2010 +