|Hutton, E.; Nikula, A.; Tuulentie,S.,
|Comparing participatory GIS and social media data with more traditional visitor monitoring methods
|The 10th MMV Conference: Managing outdoor recreation experiences in the Anthropocene – Resources, markets, innovations
|Visitor numbers, new user groups and new activities in recreation areas are increasing and thus creating a need for new visitor monitoring tools. These methods should ideally provide continuously updating, located data of user groups and activities. Our aim was to explore the usability of public social media data, web-shared GIS and online PPGIS surveys for visitor monitoring in remote and less visited protected recreational areas. The study was made as a part of Interreg Nord funded Halti project in a border region of two Nordic countries consisting of popular recreational sites of Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, Malla Strict Nature reserve and Kilpisjärvi village in Finland and Reisa National Park and Kåfjorddalen in Norway.
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