What TripAdvisor Can´t Tell: Crowdsourcing Urban Impressions for Whole Cities
Gatica Pérez, Daniel
Ruíz Correa, Salvador
"In the context of a number of emerging opportunities for citizen participation in Latin America, we present an overview of the SenseCityVity project developed in Mexico. The project goals are the design, implementation, and validation of a mobile crowdsourcing framework involving youth taking photographs with smartphones and providing online impressions about the city as captured in geo-referenced photos. One key aim is to co-design experiences with youth that help make visible the specific urban issues that matter to them, and which are seldom present in other sources of social media data. The project activities include the mapping of issues including accessibility, safety, or trash management; the use of statistical data analysis methods to assess the reliability of the provided impressions and the associated ability of the observers; and a reflection process through which proposals to work on such issues can potentially be generated."