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OpenSense: Open community driven sensing of environment

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This paper outlines a vision for community-driven sensing of our environment. At its core, community sensing is a dynamic new form of mobile geosensor network. We believe that community sensing networks, in order to be widely deployable and sustainable, need to follow utilitarian approaches towards sensing and data management. Current projects exploring community sensing have paid less attention to these underlying fundamental principles. We illustrate this vision through OpenSense - a large project that aims to explore community sensing driven by air pollution monitoring. © 2010 ACM.