Crowdsourcing roles, methods and tools for data-intensive disaster management

Poblet Balcell, M, Garcia-Cuesta, E and Casanovas, P 2018, 'Crowdsourcing roles, methods and tools for data-intensive disaster management', Information Systems Frontiers, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1363-1379.

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Title Crowdsourcing roles, methods and tools for data-intensive disaster management
Author(s) Poblet Balcell, M
Garcia-Cuesta, E
Casanovas, P
Year 2018
Journal name Information Systems Frontiers
Volume number 20
Issue number 6
Start page 1363
End page 1379
Total pages 17
Publisher Springer
Abstract Mobile technologies, web-based platforms, and social media have transformed the landscape of disaster management by enabling a new generation of digital networks to produce, process, and analyse georeferenced data in real time. This unprecedented convergence of geomobile technologies and crowdsourcing methods is opening up multiple forms to participate in disaster management tasks. Based on empirical research, this paper first proposes a conceptualisation of crowdsourcing roles and then analyses methods and tools based on a combination of two variables: (i) types of data being processed; (ii) involvement of the crowds. The paper also surveys a number of existing platforms and mobile apps leveraging crowdsourcing in disaster and emergency management with the aim to contribute to the discussion on the advantages and limits of using crowdsourcing methods and tools in these areas.
Subject Information Systems Development Methodologies
Law and Society
Keyword(s) Crowdsourcing
Data management
Disaster management
Mobile technologies
Online platforms
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s10796-017-9734-6
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ISSN 1387-3326
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