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IDENTIFICATION

Participant's homepage
Start date : 2012/02/01
  • Beta start date : N/A
  • End date : Still open.
Subject

Description A mobile application plus a platform which enables local communities to use a smartphone to compile and share a report on forest activity around their habitat. Purpose Develop a system of participatory monitoring for forest management – specifically the social impact of logging. In a more global perspective, the goal is to let communities build so-called Community Memories: evolving, shared representations of the state of their environment, their relationship with it, and any threats it faces. ? Research question There are both "global" and "local" questions, for example:

  • how to design tools and practice that allow citizens to understand their environment and to participate in its management.
  • How to create tools that allow anyone to capture data, share data, analyse data and use them.
  • How to work in difficult technical conditions (weak GPS signal, no electricity, lack of Internet, etc.)

TEAM

MAIN TEAM LOCATION
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University College London, London, UK

Project team page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites/projects/excites-projects/intelligent-maps/intelligent-maps Leader: Muki Haklay Institution: Partner institutions: Contact:

USER TASKS

CONTRIBUTION TYPE: data collection, data analysis, data interpretation
PARTICIPATION TYPOLOGY: extreme citizen science


GAMING GENRE NONE
GAMING ELEMENTS: NONE

COMPUTING
THINKING
SENSING
GAMING

Tasks description The Congo project comprises several projects using different technology over time. Interaction with objects

Interface

  • Data type to manipulate: pictures, text, observations
  • interface enjoyment: cool/attractive
  • Interface usability: easy to use

GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE
  • Tutorial: Somewhat
  • Peer to peer guidance: Somewhat
  • Training sequence: Somewhat
FEEDBACK ON
  • Individual performance: Somewhat
  • Collective performance: Somewhat
  • Research progress: Somewhat

Feedback and guidance description

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY TOOLS
  • Communication:
  • Social Network: N/A
  • Member profiles:: N/A
  • Member profile elements:
NEWS & EVENTS
  • Main news site:
  • Frequency of project news updates: N/A
  • Type of events:
  • Frequency of events :

Community description

  • Community size (volounteers based)
  • Role:
  • Interaction form:
  • Has official community manager(s): N/A
  • Has team work N/A
  • Other:
  • Community led additions:


Other information

1 PROJECT

Url:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites/projects/excites-projects/intelligent-maps/intelligent-maps
Start date: 2012/02/01
End date: Still open
Infrastructure: ExCiteS

2 TEAM

Official team page:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites/projects/excites-projects/intelligent-maps/intelligent-maps
Leader: Muki Haklay



Main location: University College London, London, UK

3 PROJECT DEFINITION


3.1 Subject

Natural sciences > Human-Computer Interaction, Anthropology, Software Engineering, GIScience (nature/conservation)

3.2 Description

A mobile application plus a platform which enables local communities to use a smartphone to compile and share a report on forest activity around their habitat.

3.3 Purpose.

Develop a system of participatory monitoring for forest management – specifically the social impact of logging. In a more global perspective, the goal is to let communities build so-called Community Memories: evolving, shared representations of the state of their environment, their relationship with it, and any threats it faces.

3.4 Research question.

There are both "global" and "local" questions, for example:

  • how to design tools and practice that allow citizens to understand their environment and to participate in its management.
  • How to create tools that allow anyone to capture data, share data, analyse data and use them.
  • How to work in difficult technical conditions (weak GPS signal, no electricity, lack of Internet, etc.)

4 ABOUT PARTICIPANT TASKS


4.1 Tasks description.

The Congo project comprises several projects using different technology over time.

4.2 .

Grey typology Participation typology Contribution type:
Computing: NO Thinking: YES
Sensing: YES Gaming: NO
Crowdsourcing Distributed intelligence
Participatory science Extreme citizen science
Science outreach
Data collection
Data analysis
Data interpretation --------
Gaming
Genre: Gaming elements:
Interface
Data type to manipulate: pictures, text, observations interface enjoyment: cool/attractive
Interface usability: easy to use
Member profiles::N/A
Member profile elements:


5 ABOUT GUIDANCE AND FEEDBACK


Guidance Feedback on
Tutorial and documentation: SOMEWHAT
Training sequence: SOMEWHAT
Peer to peer guidance: SOMEWHAT
individual performance: Somewhat
collective performance: Somewhat
research progress: Somewhat

5.1 .

6 COMMUNITY


Tools News & Events

Communication:
Social Network: N/A

Main news site:
Frequency of project news updates: N/A
Type of events:
Frequency of events :

Community description

Community size (volounteers based):
Role: Interaction form:
Has official community manager(s): N/A
Has team work N/A

Other information about community:
Community led additions:

7 OTHER PROJECT INFORMATION




Intelligent Maps - Pygmies.jpg Yes [[has completion level::Low]

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites/projects/excites-projects/intelligent-maps/intelligent-maps

University College London, London, UK


Yes Human-Computer Interaction, Anthropology, Software Engineering, GIScience Natural sciences nature/conservation Develop a system of participatory monitoring for forest management – specifically the social impact of logging. In a more global perspective, the goal is to let communities build so-called Community Memories: evolving, shared representations of the state of their environment, their relationship with it, and any threats it faces. There are both "global" and "local" questions, for example:

  • how to design tools and practice that allow citizens to understand their environment and to participate in its management.
  • How to create tools that allow anyone to capture data, share data, analyse data and use them.
  • How to work in difficult technical conditions (weak GPS signal, no electricity, lack of Internet, etc.)

Congo ExCiteS forest/poaching monitoring projects in the Congo Basin The Congo project comprises several projects using different technology over time. data collection, data analysis, data interpretation

extreme citizen science pictures, text, observations, other: Thinking: yes Computing: no Sensing: yes Gaming: no


cool/attractive easy to use N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A



N/A


N/A


Low

8 Remarks

  • There is no official project title (except the global ExCiteS one)
  • The project evolves over time. It addresses different subjects, e.g. poaching and logging and technology changes.


Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY


.Participatory monitoring of poaching in the Congo basin. Michalis Vitos, Jerome Lewis, Matthias Stevens, Muki Haklay (2013)

http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1393554/
✄   Stevens, M., Vitos, M., Lewis, J., & Haklay, M. (2013). Participatory monitoring of poaching in the Congo basin. GISRUK 2013, 21st GIS Research UK conference (April 2-5, 2013, Liverpool, England, UK).

.Participatory monitoring of poaching in the Congo basin. Michalis Vitos, Jerome Lewis, Matthias Stevens, Muki Haklay (2013)

http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1393554/
Stevens, M., Vitos, M., Lewis, J., & Haklay, M. (2013). Participatory monitoring of poaching in the Congo basin. GISRUK 2013, 21st GIS Research UK conference (April 2-5, 2013, Liverpool, England, UK).


Making local knowledge matter: supporting non-literate people to monitor poaching in Congo. Michalis Vitos, Jerome Lewis, Matthias Stevens, Muki Haklay

http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2442882.2442884
✄   BibTeX

Making local knowledge matter: supporting non-literate people to monitor poaching in Congo. Michalis Vitos, Jerome Lewis, Matthias Stevens, Muki Haklay

http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2442882.2442884
BibTeX


Participatory Mapping in Congo-Brazzaville (Part 1). Michalis Vitos

https://uclexcites.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/participatory-mapping-in-congo-brazzaville-part-1/

Participatory Mapping in Congo-Brazzaville (Part 1). Michalis Vitos

https://uclexcites.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/participatory-mapping-in-congo-brazzaville-part-1/