Introducing location-based mass collaboration systems

Arie Croitoru, Ofer Arazy

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Geographical data has long played an important part in information systems. Two recent technological advancements present new opportunities for location-based information systems: the first is web-GIS tools and location-based services and the second is online mass collaboration. Building on these advancements, we propose a new class of information systems: location-based mass collaboration systems. In this paper we explore this new area by: explaining the working of location-based mass collaboration systems, discussing key design principles, and describing one specific implementation: WikiGIS. We believe that the potential for this new type of systems is enormous, and call for further research in the area.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2007 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 8 Dec 20079 Dec 2007


Conference17th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2007
CityMontreal, QC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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