Civic-Tech and Volunteered Geographic Information under the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Japanese Case Study

Koshiro Suzuki

Abstract

In the early spring of 2020, a new infectious disease, COVID-19, emerged and spread globally, showing how vulnerable humans are to novel viral threats. Evidently, this crisis has inspired new technological and social innovations. The aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the application of civic tech and volunteered geographic information to confront the disease, which spontaneously emerged after the first case was confirmed in Japan in late January 2020. The trend of participatory Geographic Information Systems/PGIS that emerged from the GIS controversy in the 1990s went through crisis mapping and has demonstrated a new way of using GIS via social participation in the 21st century.

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Suzuki K. (2021). Civic-Tech and Volunteered Geographic Information under the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Japanese Case Study. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM, ISBN 978-989-758-503-6, pages 214-221. DOI: 10.5220/0010467502140221


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@conference{gistam21,
author={Koshiro Suzuki},
title={Civic-Tech and Volunteered Geographic Information under the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Japanese Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,},
year={2021},
pages={214-221},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010467502140221},
isbn={978-989-758-503-6},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,
TI - Civic-Tech and Volunteered Geographic Information under the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Japanese Case Study
SN - 978-989-758-503-6
AU - Suzuki K.
PY - 2021
SP - 214
EP - 221
DO - 10.5220/0010467502140221