THE ROLE OF VOLUNTEERED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION APPLICATIONS IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT
- 1Sinop University, 57400 Sinop, Turkey
- 2Karabuk University, 78000 Karabük, Turkey
Keywords: Volunteered Geographic Information, Disaster Management, VGI, User-generated, Citizen Science, Crowdsource
Abstract. In times of crisis, it is a priority to get help as soon as possible and any kind of help can be accepted. Especially, all kinds of support by volunteers, is a great help in crisis resolution. Crisis locations can be developed or less developed regions. It is sometimes difficult to reach help and support in less developed regions. To create Geographic data, which is an important requirement in crisis situations, is time-consuming and costly when attempted to be produced by conventional methods. When the data is produced by volunteers, it is faster and less costly because experts try to reach and support the region. Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is spatial data that has been contributed for free by volunteers. In our work, that is review, the examples of Volunteered Geographic Information applications in crisis management will be shown on the poster.