Sensors, empowerment, and accountability : a digital earth view from east Africa

Abstract: The potential and research challenges of a “participatory sensing” platform or “human sensor web” for empowering citizens to hold local governments accountable for public services using web-published SMS or text messages are discussed, using the case of Zanzibar.

Author(s): Georgiadou, Yola

Source(s): , International journal of digital earth; Vol. 4, No. 4 p. 285-304, ill., map International journal of digital earth Vol. 4, No. 4

Published: 2011 Taylor & Francis, [Abingdon etc.] (English

ISBN/ISSN: /1753-8955

Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17538947.2011.585184

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