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dc.contributor.supervisor Byrne, James M.
dc.contributor.author Rieger, Courtney
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-13T20:29:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-13T20:29:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4605
dc.description.abstract OpenStreetMap (OSM) is an online citizen science mapping software program that can be used to empower communities and encourage participation in natural hazards planning. This is a multi-disciplinary thesis demonstrating OSM’s effectiveness as a tool in this capacity through a literature review, in depth case study, and functional application. The literature review and case study focus on applications of OSM in other contexts, like the Nepal earthquakes in 2015. The functional application addresses the impacts of climate change in the Elk River watershed. Flooding here has become more frequent and intense as a result of climate change. The Flood Solution Strategy is prepares people for extreme flooding events in Fernie, B.C. This research utilized a unique methodology in using OSM as both a tool for engaging the community and communicating the risk of flooding. The result is a flood hazard map created through a science-policy-stakeholder partnership complimenting a larger initiative. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship MITACS en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject OpenStreetMap en_US
dc.subject Citizen Science en_US
dc.subject ArcGIS en_US
dc.subject Flood Hazard Map en_US
dc.subject Community Engagement en_US
dc.subject Online Map en_US
dc.title Demonstrating the capacity of online citizen science mapping software to communicate natural hazards and engage community participation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0768 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0626 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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