The evolution of contributor behavior in peer production communities over time has been a subject of substantial interest in the social computing community. In this paper, we extend this literature to the geographic domain, exploring contribution behavior in OpenStreetMap using a spatiotemporal lens. In doing so, we observe a geographic version of a “born, not made” phenomenon: throughout their lifespans, contributors are relatively consistent in the places and types of places that they edit. We show how these “born, not made” trends may help explain the urban and socioeconomic coverage biases that have been observed in OpenStreetMap. We also discuss how our findings can help point towards solutions to these biases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||GROUP 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 7 2018|
|Event||2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork, GROUP 2018 - Sanibel Island, United States|
Duration: Jan 7 2018 → Jan 10 2018
|Name||Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work|
|Other||2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork, GROUP 2018|
|Period||1/7/18 → 1/10/18|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.
- Coverage biases
- Geographic human-computer interaction
- Peer production