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Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..............................................................................................................................................  1   THE CONCEPT ...........................................................................................................................................................  3   WHAT IS CROWDSOURCING?...................................................................................................................................................3

      WHO WAS THE “USAID CROWD?” ..........................................................................................................................................3

THE DATA AND THE GOAL.........................................................................................................................................     4   THE DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY .....................................................................................................................................4

     THE GOAL: POTENTIAL IMPACTS FOR OPENING THE DATA ..............................................................................................................4

FINDING A SOLUTION TO MAPPING ..........................................................................................................................  5   THE INITIAL PROBLEM TO SOLVE: NON‐STANDARD LOCATION INFORMATION....................................................................................6

     DRAWING ON WHOLE‐OF‐GOVERNMENT RESOURCES TO IDENTIFY PLACE NAMES .............................................................................6

  BRINGING IN THE CROWD .......................................................................................................................................................6

  THE PLATFORM .....................................................................................................................................................................7

POLICY ISSUES AND NECESSARY CLEARANCES ...........................................................................................................  7   USING CROWDSOURCING IN THE GOVERNMENT ..........................................................................................................................7

     FREE LABOR ..........................................................................................................................................................................8

  NON‐DISCLOSURE ACT COMPLIANCE ........................................................................................................................................8

  RELEASING PUBLICLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION .......................................................................................................................9

  INFORMATION QUALITY ACT COMPLIANCE .................................................................................................................................9

WORKFLOW ............................................................................................................................................................10

  THE CROWD’S TASK .............................................................................................................................................................10

  ASSEMBLING THE CROWD .......................................................................................................................................11

  REACHING OUT TO VOLUNTEER TECHNICAL COMMUNITIES (VTCS) ...............................................................................................11

      DRAFTING THE SCOPE OF WORK TO DEPLOY VTCS ....................................................................................................................12

  MARKETING THE CROWDSOURCING EVENT TO POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS ........................................................................................12

IMPLEMENTING THE CROWDSOURCING EVENT........................................................................................................13

    PRE‐EVENT ........................................................................................................................................................................13

      PHASE 1: CROWDSOURCING ..................................................................................................................................................14

  PHASE 2: DATA PROCESSING AND MAPPING ............................................................................................................................15

  PHASE 3: ACCURACY ASSESSMENT ..........................................................................................................................................17

PUBLISHED MAPS AND DATA ...................................................................................................................................19

  DETERMINING WHAT TO MAP ................................................................................................................................................19

      ADOPTING IATI AND OPEN DATA STANDARDS ..........................................................................................................................19

  GEOGRAPHIC AND LICENSING ISSUES OF USING ADMIN1 ............................................................................................................19

SUMMARY AND LESSONS LEARNED .........................................................................................................................20

  POLICY ISSUES.....................................................................................................................................................................20

      REACH‐BACK TO CROWD .......................................................................................................................................................21

  OPERATIONALIZING A CROWDSOURCING EVENT ........................................................................................................................21

  PUBLISHING DATA AND MAPS................................................................................................................................................22

  CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................................................................................23

WORKS CITED ..........................................................................................................................................................23

 

Crowdsourcing to Geocode Development Credit Authority Data: A Case Study  

Crowdsourcing: A case study.

Crowdsourcing to Geocode Development Credit Authority Data: A Case Study  

Crowdsourcing: A case study.

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