Starting a Spatially Enabled Society: a Web System for Collecting Volunteered Geographic Information in the Area of Public Security

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Provided by: IARIA
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
A spatially enabled society provides to citizens, businesses and government access to spatial data regardless of computing platform. The paper describes a collaborative Web system to gather geographic information about the area of public security and disseminate it at all levels of a society using Web 2.0 tools. The data generated by the user become another source of data for agencies involved in public security to use the information in order to try to minimize violence and allow citizens to protect themselves from criminality.
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