DIY GIS

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dc.contributor.author Simeone, Luca
dc.contributor.author Lupi, Giorgia
dc.contributor.author Patelli, Paolo
dc.contributor.author Iaconesi, Salvatore
dc.contributor.author Persico, Oriana
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T07:11:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T07:11:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13985
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a prototype for an educational toolkit (DIY GIS) to learn and teach some important elements of urban design, planning and management. The project aimed at developing a platform that addresses geographic mapping as a process that is subjective (of a projection of the user-inhabitant’s imagination) as well as objective (of the territory as a concrete structure). The platform applies text mining and conversation analysis to geolocalized user generated content (real-time data coming from Twitter, Facebook, FourSquareFoursquare, Flickr) in order to return meaningful visual images and maps about citizens' perception of public services, urban public spaces, and of the city as a whole. This platform has been developed and tested in some workshops with students in the field of architecture. From an educational point of view the platform itself can be considered a sort of toolkit that allows students to harvest, connect, analyze and interpret real-time data streams and to visually represent them in a personalized way. The students have to actively configure this toolkit in order to perform queries and design maps that are meaningful for the specific place under analysis and for their objectives. The paper focuses on both the design process of the toolkit and the first observations of the platform in use during some workshops carried out in the last months of 2011 in order to assess its education potential. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject infosthetics en_US
dc.subject enhanced learning en_US
dc.subject constructionism en_US
dc.subject mathetics en_US
dc.subject.classification Technology en_US
dc.title DIY GIS en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.relation.url http://icalt2012.scuolaiad.it/events/icalt2012/index.php?s=112 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en
dc.description.other ICALT 2012. The 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Rome (Italy), July 4-6, 2O12. en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY en_US
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