Britta Ricker, PhD
Waldseemüller map 1507
"...knowledge politics to be shaped by deeply institutionalized tendencies in planning and policy making to grant greater weight to knowledge expressed as quantitative data or represented in cartographic forms."
Data Driven Decision Making
(Elwood & Leszczynski, 2012: 545)
interconnected tools and spatial data available on the web spanning multiple geographic regions (Lake and Farley, 2007)
Revolutionized spatial data (Sui, 2008)
but not democratizing it (Haklay, 2013)
Provides access to satellite and aerial imagery! (Goodchild, 2007; Harvey, 2014; Kingsbury & Jones, 2009)
Opportunity to contribute Volunteered Geographic Information (Goodchild, 2007)
Elwood & Leszczynski (2012) New spatial media, new knowledge politics. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (38): 544-559.
"Mediums or channels that extend our ability to interact with and create geographic information online" p 544
"From expert to everyday"
(Elwood & Leszczynski, 2012)
Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS)
Maintain a keen awareness as to not reproduce inequalities. Active engagement in effort to use these technologies to combat inequalities (Elwood, 2015)
means to illuminate social and environmental injustices
co-construction of knowledge= Better understanding of HAZARDS?
promotion of self and critical awareness that leads to individual, collective social change
"moment of translation
transforming experiential, testimonial and qualitative forms of knowledge into quantitative aggregated or abstracted forms" (Elwood & Leszczynski , 2012: 548)
Method by which participants identify, represent, and enhance their community through a specific photographic technique
Show me, I remember.
Involve me, I understand.
-Chinese Proverb (Paulos et al., 2009)
Citizen Science “scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions.” (Haklay, 2015)
Scientists: Julie Masura and Cheryl Greengrove
Students: Chris Vandenburg, Dana Scott
•UW, NOAA, Center for Urban Waters, Sound Experience
Who is the end user?
Who is entering the data?
What is going to be done with data?
Technical knowhow of the developer?
Julie's website http://depts.washington.edu/uwtocelb/wordpress/
(Sandvik & Lohne, 2014)
Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University created this 3D model from aerial imagery captured by UAV.
Digital Maps! Digital Globes offer basemaps for participatory mapping. But they also control temporal and spatial resolution of those basemaps
Classified by takeoff and landing methods
Photography and Cinematography
77 photos to make an orthophoto, 3D model + more in
> one hour total
and mobile spatial media (Elwood, 2008; Thatcher, 2016)
Risk of Re-enforcing inequality
Only scratching the surface
•*Roundabouts at intersections
•Narrow two-way streets (because of street parking, only one vehicle at a time can pass through in either direction.)
•Speed bumps on streets
•*Single-family home; Duplex, Triplex, or Apartment Building
•*Number of floors
• *how many apartments
•*Location of Gas Meter(s)
•*Location of Electric Meter(s)
•*Location of Stationary Propane Tank(s)
•*Location of Stationary Heating Fuel Tank (Heating Oil)
•Solar Panels of Roof? (Y or N)
•*Presence of a detached garage
for disaster preparedness
What knowledge is transferred
through the data entry/collection process?
Through the map interaction process?
Work with communities
Opportunity to establish ethical standards for UAV usage
Participation sparks critical thinking during each step of the process
Participate in Citizen Science!
Acknowledgments: Muki Haklay, Agnieszka Leszczynski,
Julie Masura, Andrew James, Sarah Elwood, Highline College Mast Center
University of Washington Office of Global Affairs Strategic International Partnership Travel Award