Using Google Maps to collect spatial responses in a survey environment

Bearman, Nick and Appleton, Katy (2012) Using Google Maps to collect spatial responses in a survey environment. Area, 44 (2). pp. 160-169. ISSN 1475-4762

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This paper examines the use of Google Maps-based tools to collect spatial responses from participants during academic research surveys conducted via the internet. Google Maps is regularly used for presenting data to users, but it is less common to ask users to provide their own spatial information as a questionnaire response. Using two recent examples from the University of East Anglia, the article discusses the online survey context and Google Maps’ place within it, issues surrounding the technical implementation of these tools, and processing and use of the collected data. It also considers how this type of methodology can be recorded in a manner compatible with the concept of reproducible research, and concludes with considerations for future researchers wishing to employ similar methods.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (former - to 2023)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Social Sciences
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022 17:30
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01081.x

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