Posted by: Wansoo | March 13, 2008

Implications from West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance’s Interactive Maps

I am presenting a conference paper, titled “Improving Traffic Information By Utilizing User Created Content” at 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technoligies in Transporation in May at Athens, Greece.  One of my major case studies is about my town West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance’s Interactive Maps  (www.wwbpa.org).  Here are the implications that I learned from the project.   More to come….

·       Publicly available Google Maps API can be use to communicate relevant traffic data, significantly reducing collection and dissemination costs  

·       Web-based communication reduces the entry barrier for members to contribute since the Internet can be accessed at free public libraries as well as homes and offices 

·       Local government, communities and bike/pedestrian sport enthusiasts get clear benefits by sharing information

·       Local government can better plan community projects

·       Citizens can voice concern about the areas conditions 

·       Interactive mapping site serves as an advertising tool for local travel destinations and tourism

·       Instant gratification of involvement and commitment of community members

·       Direct influence on the decisions made concerning improvements to local transportation infrastructure

·       This is the concept described Public Participatory GIS where the public uses maps, or geographic information systems (GIS), to participate in the decision-making process

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