Volunteered Geographic Information: Emerging Applications in Public Science and Citizen Participation
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019) | Viewed by 52494
Interests: user-generated content; crowdsourcing; citizen science; location-based services; spatial analysis and modeling; spatial cognition
Recent technological advances in the context of GeoWeb 2.0 and mobile sensors have generated an increased participation by citizens and communities in environmental application and planning processes. More specifically, participatory mapping has generated various research in the area of citizen-centric land and environmentally-related planning, design, and management, making use of social technologies and services. Massive volumes of geographic datasets, which are produced and maintained by the public, are freely available and have the potential to complement, update or even replace data obtained from traditional sources, such as mapping agencies and companies. The availability of geographic data collection opportunities and the dissemination of online large repositories effectively necessitates new scientific data handling for mining, interpreting and analyzing, and for integrating citizens’ opinions into the various processes. This particularly calls for interdisciplinary approaches between land surveyors, data scientists, environmental and urban planners, geoinformatics professionals, and others.
The primary objective of this Special Issue is to promote a deeper understanding of land and environmentally-related perspectives related to user-generated geographic data to improve citizen-centric planning and development. We call researchers from around the world that are involved in the collection, processing, analysis and general use of geographic user-generated content to contribute their research and best-practice. The Special Issue will address a wide number of application and development areas, such as land administration and management (cadastre), urban and environmental planning, sustainable development, data integration, data standardization, data quality and analysis processes and use of OpenStreetMap (OSM).
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sagi Daylot
Dott. Geom. Enrico Rispoli
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- Geographic User-Generated Content
- Citizen Science
- Land Surveying
- Urban Planning and Design