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User-centred design of neogeography: the impact of volunteered geographic information on users' perceptions of online map ‘mashups’

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posted on 24.01.2017 by Christopher J. Parker, Andrew May, Val Mitchell
This paper investigates the influence of presenting volunteered and professionally created geographic information to 101 wheelchair users through an interactive website that included information collected by wheelchair-using volunteers. The aim of this experiment was to understand the influence that (1) knowing a map-based website contains volunteered information and (2) actually including volunteered information within an online interactive map (a mashup) have on the perceived trust of the user, described in terms of quality and authority. Analysis using Kruskal–Wallis showed that judgements of currency were influenced by including geo-information from untrained volunteers (volunteered geographic information) within the mashup, but not influenced by the participant being told that the online map contained volunteered information. The participants appeared to make judgements based on what information they saw, rather than what they were told about the source of the information.

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Ergonomics

Volume

57

Issue

7

Pages

987 - 997

Citation

PARKER, C.J., MAY, A.J. and MITCHELL, V., 2014. User-centred design of neogeography: the impact of volunteered geographic information on users' perceptions of online map ‘mashups’. Ergonomics, 57 (7), pp.987-997

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© Taylor & Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

24/03/2014

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of the article published by Taylor & Francis in Ergonomics on 15th May 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00140139.2014.909950

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0014-0139

eISSN

1366-5847

Language

en

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