A simple app to collect Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)

Per Wikipedia, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is the harnessing of tools to create, assemble, and disseminate geographic data provided voluntarily by individuals.  VGI is a special case of the larger Web phenomenon known as user-generated content.  While there is concern over the authority of the data, research has shown that VGI may provide benefits to the end user above and beyond that of traditional data sources, in part due to its ability to collect and present data not collected or curated by traditional/ professional sources.  Additionally, VGI has been shown to provide positive emotional value to users, not only in functionality, but also in satisfaction, social connection, and ethics.

I created a simple (and fun!) app to collect VGI on most wanted Police suspects.  I used four famous James Bond villains as my suspects (Dr. No, Goldfinger, Jaws and Oddjob) and created a form for any user to record any sightings of these murderous hoodlums.

Here is where I spotted these baddies:

Can you help James Bond and the Police by submitting your responses also?

Here's the web app in all it's glory: http://arcg.is/2lzIdD1


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