ParticiMap - Public Participation through Smartphone Applications

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Michael Weber
  • Tino Kastbjerg Stigsen
People’s movements and stays are key elements in understanding how well the physical environment of the cities function and research into this should therefore be of high priority. However, current tools using dedicated GPS devices to obtain information are costly and do not give the respondents in the research projects the means of submitting additional data.

This project revolves around using respondents’ own smartphones as a connection to planners in their cities. The project also delivers a web based map platform where collected data from the respondents can be analyzed giving the municipalities a whole new tool in conducting public participation in the planning procedures.

This project documents the process of developing an android based smartphone application which uses the GPS as well as other built-in sensory devices in to allow respondents to submit information about their movement patterns and urban environments that influence their everyday life.

The information submitted is automatically analyzed so it can be directly applied as a planning tool, facilitating smart decisions for the smart cities of tomorrow.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date7 Jun 2012
Number of pages135
ID: 63625402