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People generate massive volumes of data on the Internet about cities. Researchers may engage these crowds to fill data gaps and better understand and inform planning decisions. Crowdsourced tools for

People generate massive volumes of data on the Internet about cities. Researchers may engage these crowds to fill data gaps and better understand and inform planning decisions. Crowdsourced tools for data collection must be supported by outreach; however, researchers typically have limited experience with marketing and promotion. Our goal is to provide guidance on effective promotion strategies. We evaluated promotion efforts for BikeMaps.org, a crowdsourced tool for cycling collisions, near misses, hazards, and thefts.

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    • 2017-06-21
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3390/urbansci1020021
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    Ferster, C., Nelson, T., Laberee, K., Vanlaar, W., & Winters, M. (2017). Promoting Crowdsourcing for Urban Research: Cycling Safety Citizen Science in Four Cities. Urban Science, 1(2), 21. doi:10.3390/urbansci1020021

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