Critical Cartography

Decolonising and Participatory Cartographies

4610.2 - Crowdsourcing Mapping and Participatory Planning Support System: Case Study of Brno, Czech Republic

Tuesday, July 4
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Coolidge

Many cities have started to engage their citizens in collaborative planning and in re-creating the urban spaces where they live. The case study presented in this paper crowdsourced subjective/emotional responses concerning the environment of the city of Brno in the Czech Republic, from 2,087 respondents, who marked 24,065 points on six different topics and added over 3,000 further comments. The paper presents not only the case study, but also the authors´ own web-application called Emotional Maps – built for crowdsourcing spatial data, mainly about city development and subjective perceptions of urban spaces. The collected data showed three main hot-spots in the city, with a significant number of marked points reported by citizens. The paper comments on the reasons these spots are important for the citizens of Brno and their suggestions for future activities there. Furthermore, the authors argue that ad-hoc flexible web-mapping platforms such as the one presented in the paper can be an asset to city administrations as well as urban planners. In the conclusion the authors suggest possible further geospatial analyses that could be performed on the collected data and how these analyses can be incorporated in smart and participatory city planning.

Jiří Pánek

Palacký University Olomouc

Jiří Pánek holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geography and GIS from the Department of Geoinformatics and PhD from the Department of Development Studies, both Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. His research is focussed on GIS in development cooperation and humanitarian aid, with main focus on Participatory GIS (PGIS/ PPGIS). He has experienced mapping in Kenya and South Africa, studied GIS in India and currently he is developing participatory platform for collection perceptions about urban environment.

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Vít Pászto

Palacký University Olomouc

Vít Pászto holds PhD from the Department of Geoinformatics, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. His scientific scope covers topics such as spatial analysis of geographical phenomena, geocomputational methods in geosciences, spatial statistics and geosciences education. His latest research was focused on rural/urban areas delimitation using fuzzy sets and logic. He is currently assistant professor at the Department of Geoinformatics with focus on geoinformatics and its application in geography.

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Jeremy Crampton

Professor
University of Kentucky

Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky. My interests are in critical cartography and GIS, geosurveillance and geoprivacy, spatial Big Data, and the thought of Michel Foucault.

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