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Allowing citizens to effortlessly become rainfall sensors
Lack of data is one of the most common problems in water management. Although technologies to produce data with
enough spatial and temporal resolution and acceptable quality and quantity are available, they are only affordable by a few
countries in the world. In parallel, we are experiencing an exciting technological moment. There will soon be one smartphone
for every five people in the world and there are already more mobile phones subscriptions in use than humans
alive. These developments make the concept of citizen observatories interesting to collect denser information in space
and time, and to promote the participation of the public in a variety of different ways. We present the results of diverse
experiments that aim to facilitate citizens using smart-phones. In the context of the WeSenseIt project, the use of arbitrary
scales, textual descriptions, pictures and videos are explored, being the latter an interesting option that is effortless to a
common citizen and might provide potentially acceptable information for scientific purposes.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Extreme events, natural variability and climate change
Date Published : 20/08/2015
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