Crowdsourcing geographic information for disaster management and improving urban resilience: an overview of recent developments and lessons learned
Chapter from the book: Capineri, C et al. 2016. European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information.
In the past few years, crowdsourced geographic information (also called volunteered geographic information) has emerged as a promising information source for improving urban resilience by managing risks and coping with the consequences of disasters triggered by natural hazards. This chapter presents a typology of sources and usages of crowdsourced geographic information for disaster management, as well as summarises recent research results and present lessons learned for future research and practice in this field.