5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Integrating Volunteered Geographic Information into Pervasive Health Computing Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246093,
        author={Peter Mooney and Padraig Corcoran},
        title={Integrating Volunteered Geographic Information into Pervasive Health Computing Applications},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Volunteered geographic information openstreetmap healthcare spatial},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246093}
    }
    
  • Peter Mooney
    Padraig Corcoran
    Year: 2012
    Integrating Volunteered Geographic Information into Pervasive Health Computing Applications
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246093
Peter Mooney1,*, Padraig Corcoran1
  • 1: National University of Ireland Maynooth
*Contact email: peter.mooney@nuim.ie

Abstract

In this paper we describe the potential for using Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in pervasive health computing. We use the OpenStreetMap project as a case-study of a successful VGI project and investigate how it can be expanded and used as a source of spatial information for pervasive computing technologies particularly in the area of access to information on healthcare services.