MapLocal : use of smartphones for crowdsourced planning

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MapLocal : use of smartphones for crowdsourced planning. / Jones, Phil; Layard, Antonia; Speed, Chris; Lorne, Colin.

In: Planning, Practice and Research, Vol. 30, No. 3, 12.08.2015, p. 322-336.

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Jones, Phil ; Layard, Antonia ; Speed, Chris ; Lorne, Colin. / MapLocal : use of smartphones for crowdsourced planning. In: Planning, Practice and Research. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 322-336.

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