New PhD Opportunity

Interesting PhD offer and opportunity to join the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) group

Extreme Citizen Science blog

A new opportunity to join the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) group and undertake research in Human Computer Interaction and Spatial Data Quality for Online Civic Engagement.

Duration: 3 years

Funding: The scholarship covers UCL registration fees and provides a stipend of £17,045 per annum tax free. Travel expenses and research equipment will also be provided to the successful candidate

Funding Body: EU fundingHorizon 2020 and UCL

Vacancy Information: Applications are invited for one PhD studentship which forms part of, and will be contextualised by, the European Union H2020 funded project, WeGovNow! This project will focus on the use of digital technologies for effectively supporting civic society, whereby citizens are partners as opposed to customers in the delivery of public services. By integrating a set of innovative technologies from different European partners in Germany, Italy, and Greece to create citizen engagement platform, the project explores the use of digital tools for citizen…

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International Fellowship for Early to Mid-Career Urban Scholars from the Global South

I just found this offer – is there any participatory researcher who may find it interesting?

Applications are invited for an International Fellowship for urban scholars on any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the global south funded by the Urban Studies Foundation.  The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the global north for the purpose of writing up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study.  Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months.

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Senior Research Associate/Lecturer position in Geographic Information Science/Geovisual Analytics (job offer)

The Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group at the University of Zurich invites applications for a fixed-term Senior Research Associate/Lecturer position in Geographic Information Science/Geovisual Analytics. The position is housed in the UZH Geography Department, and associated with its internationally reputed GIScience Center. The appointment will initially be made for 3 years (starting September 1, 2016), with opportunity for multi-year extensions (potentially up to 9 years).

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Participatory methods: PGIS – Participatory GIS

Participatory GIS is the broadest category, which the author analyzes. One can find here methods called participatory GIS, online mapping (Bugs, Granell, Fonts, Huerta, & Painho, 2010; Kyem & Saku, 2009; Peng, 2001), crowdsourcing (Lundin, Kovacic, & Poggiali, 2012), mobile GIS, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) (Brown, Kelly, & Whitall, 2013; Goodchild, 2007; Tulloch, 2008), neocartography(Cartwright, 2012) and others.

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Call for papers “VGI: From OpenStreetMap to participation”

VGI: From OpenStreetMap to participation in conjunction with The 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2016) Beijing (China), 4- 7 July 2016.

Description
The phenomenon of volunteered geographic information (VGI) is part of a wider transformation related to the use of geographic data in the different field of applications. Among these, participation, commercial uses and natural or anthropogenic risks assessment could be highlighted. Considering the rising difficulties faced by agencies, authorities and private users in the collection and distribution of new geographical information, a well-conceived VGI could constitute a valuable tool.

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