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WikiGIS for Geodesign - Stephane Roche

13:00 - 14:00 15 February 2012

Location: CASA Offices (90 Tottenham Court Road)

WikiGIS is proposed as a way to overcome the limitations of classical GIS regarding the geodesign constraints and needs. WikiGIS is a web 2.0 collaborative platform, based on a multimedia CMS. It ensures the traceability of geodesign participants' contributions and provides support to the argumentation and qualification of those contributions, and to their consultation and dynamic analysis. WikiGIS includes tools for editing and creating (sketch-mapping type of functionalities). WikiSIG offers an innovative, quick and easy access to the process of Geodesign in progress.

Stéphane is a professor of Geographical Information Sciences in the Department of Geomatics Sciences at the Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Stéphane is a Surveying engineer (ESGT, France). He did a master in Planning and a Ph.D. in Geography in the University of Angers (France). He is mainly interested in the analysis of the relationships between space and society with regard to the development process of the GeoWeb 2.0; and in the design of geospatial collaborative solutions (participatory GIS, WikiGIS…) to address participatory GeoDesign practices. Stéphane coordinated with Claude Caron (University of Sherbrooke) the book “Organizational Facets of GIS”, published in 2009 by John Wiley and Sons. He was also (with Rob Feick, University of Waterloo) guest editor of the Geomatica special issue (vol. 64, n. 1) on Volunteered Geographic Information  – VGI. He is currently guest editor (with Mike Goodchild, University of California, Santa-Barbara) of the special issue on Geodesign of the International Journal of Geomatics and Spatial Analysis.