Publication Date

12-2013

Committee Chair

Ruijin Ma, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.

Abstract

Social networking platforms such as Twitter are playing an increasingly important role in understanding the public’s involvement of social activities. Along with GIS and the volunteered geographic information movement, these technologies have great potential in shaping how urban planning can be conducted. This report will provide details about how an interactive web GIS application was used to connect the public with the Arts Council of Long Beach (ACLB), a non-profit organization. The web application provides the ACLB an effective way to evaluate public responses concerning their A LOT Initiative, a project which aims at reviving neighborhoods by hosting events on vacant urban lots. These events draw crowds and stimulate interaction among neighbors.

Gremling_MIP_Poster.pdf (2224 kB)
Using #VGI and #Twitter to Evaluate Events (Poster)

Gremling_PublicPresentation.pptx (13706 kB)
Using VGI to Connect the Public with Non-Profit Organizations (Presentation)

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