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HOWMUCH DO WE KNOWABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUNTEERED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECTS?

P. Mooney, L. Morgan
2015 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Information (VGI) and Citizen Science (CS) projects.  ...  This paper provides a meta review of some of the key literature in the domain of VGI and CS to assess if these concerns are well founded and what efforts are ongoing to improve our understanding of <i>  ...  So how much do we know about contributors to VGI and CS projects?  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsannals-ii-3-w5-339-2015 fatcat:clfq7mgbjffijprju36rqvcel4

Editorial on the Citizen Science and Geospatial Capacity Building

Sultan Kocaman, Sameer Saran, Murat Durmaz, Senthil Kumar
2021 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
projects; and (d) open science and open data practices for increasing the efficiency, decreasing the redundancy, and acknowledgement of all stakeholders.  ...  This Special Issue was initiated for emphasizing the importance of citizen science (CitSci) and volunteered geographic information (VGI) in various stages of geodata collection, processing, analysis and  ...  There are various success stories for the VGI such as OpenStreetmap, eBird and WikiMapia, just to name a few.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi10110741 fatcat:qurb3c3g3vcpfjoaphn76z24xe

Motivating and Sustaining Participation in VGI [chapter]

2017 Mapping and the Citizen Sensor  
can be achieved are key questions that need to be answered to inform VGI system design and implementation.  ...  Finally, a set of case studies from our experiences are used to illustrate how volunteers have been motivated to collect VGI through mapping parties, gamification and working with schools.  ...  additional motivation to become involved in VGI projects.  ... 
doi:10.5334/bbf.e fatcat:nnzdkius6bcclaxhguwgrhfjdy

Action and interaction in volunteered geographic information: a workshop review

Peter Mooney, Karl Rehrl, Hartwig Hochmair
2013 Journal of Location Based Services  
The authors would like to acknowledge the excellent assistance provided by Mr.  ...  Participants suggested that, to maintain VGI success, it is necessary to become more connected to citizens with sensors.  ...  in VGI projects.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17489725.2013.859310 fatcat:d7c3eghkhbhupj4xfrudwhx6da

Has OpenStreetMap a role in Digital Earth applications?

Peter Mooney, Padraig Corcoran
2013 International Journal of Digital Earth  
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is the most famous and well supported example of a VGI project on the Internet today.  ...  Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), as a special subset of crowdsourcing, has provoked interest from many scientific disciplines and industry in the past few years.  ...  Dedicated and productive members who actively contribute to community efforts are crucial to the success of collaborative wiki-based projects.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17538947.2013.781688 fatcat:gjz7c3bspfhy7dslqetmsh4m6y

The Future of VGI [chapter]

2017 Mapping and the Citizen Sensor  
consider issues such as VGI 378 Mapping and the Citizen Sensor quality, the relationship of VGI with science and citizens, and the impact of VGI in future cities and societies.  ...  In this final chapter, we speculate on future developments in the field of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI); we focus on how VGI will be affected by future technological developments, but we also  ...  A key question is whether developments in ubiquitous sensing will lead to a decline in human-collected VGI.  ... 
doi:10.5334/bbf.p fatcat:ygxlr3pla5eozppoo6my6tomwm

A Framework for Scaling Urban Transformative Resilience Through Utilizing Volunteered Geographic Information

Mahsa Moghadas, Abbas Rajabifard, Alexander Fekete, Theo Kötter
2022 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Therefore, based on a qualitative content analysis of available resources, this paper explores the key aspects of using VGI for transformative resilience and proposes a comprehensive framework structured  ...  around the identified legal, institutional, social, economic, and technical aspects to formalize the process of adopting VGI in transformative resilience initiatives.  ...  Social Aspects VGI introduces new social practices, projects, and processes whose success is driven by citizen contributions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi11020114 fatcat:2bsuvvuefjcmpkweck2q726vzm

ENRICHING SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE (SDI) BY USER GENERATED CONTENTS FOR TRANSPORTATION

M. Shakeri, A. Alimohammadi, A. Sadeghi-Niaraki, A. A. Alesheikh
2013 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Results indicate success of the new generation of SDI in integration with public participation for transportation projects.  ...  This has led to emergence of the new phenomenon called the Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI).  ...  VGI have potential to develop SDIs for scientific and policy-support purposes (Álvarez et al. 2010 ). VGI provides a massive source of information that cannot be ignored.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xl-1-w3-383-2013 fatcat:ixwbh6lahbcujkcnwo4qsukfaq

Volunteered Geographic Information System Design: Project and Participation Guidelines

José-Pablo Gómez-Barrón, Miguel-Ángel Manso-Callejo, Ramón Alcarria, Teresa Iturrioz
2016 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
First, it focuses on those characteristics of VGI projects that present different goals and modes of organization, while using a crowdsourcing strategy to manage participants and contributions.  ...  From a VGI system perspective, this paper presents a set of guidelines and methodological steps in order to align project goals, processes and volunteers and thus successfully attract participation.  ...  Acknowledgments: We must thank the COST ENERGIC Action IC1203 for providing a funding grant to participate in their Training Schools ("VGI and Citizen Science: Engaging, Creating and Understanding"-2014  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi5070108 fatcat:6masuyd55beormmttl2y75bfoq

A Proposed Crowdsourcing Cadastral Model: Taking Advantage of Previous Experience and Innovative Techniques [chapter]

Sofia Basiouka, Chryssy Potsiou
2016 European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information  
Τhe main innovation is focused on the design of the model in an a priori approach with well-defined and already tested successful case studies.  ...  The workflow, the stakeholders and the adopted main lessons of the crowdsourced case studies are the key components that are explored and analyzed in this chapter.  ...  Acknowledgments Special thanks to Professor Muki Haklay, coordinator of the World Bank project titled "Crowdsourced geographic information use in government".  ... 
doi:10.5334/bax.ad fatcat:cecnz77zr5h6hmjh64rhp4h3tq

Deconstructing the binaries of spatial data production: Towards hybridity

Jonathan Cinnamon
2014 The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien  
Using several key examples, these binaries are deconstructed by identifying a mismatch in how VGI is conceptualized (bottom-up, amateur, asserted) in the literature and the reality of existing VGI projects  ...  Through a literature review and content analysis this article traces the emergence of volunteered geographic information (VGI), and identifies the recurrent use of several related binaries to contrast  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to Nadine Schuurman for the invitation to participate in the Alt.GIS meeting in 2013 and for helpful advice for approaching this research, and to the three anonymous reviewers for  ... 
doi:10.1111/cag.12119 fatcat:zuhoglpdafhl3dxy7obgnsejl4

Volunteered geographical information, crowdsourcing, citizen science and neogeography are not the same

Antony K. Cooper, Serena Coetzee, Derrick G. Kourie
2018 Proceedings of the ICA  
The purpose is to expose the range of meanings associated with these terms, and to promote consensus as to their scope and meaning, thereby enhancing the clarity with which discourse around these phenomena  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the CSIR, the University of Pretoria and the National Research Foundation funding that made some of this research possible.  ...  Educating the public-at-large to understand science On the other hand, the onus is also on the lay public to educate themselves to be able to function effectively in the modern world, with one key aspect  ... 
doi:10.5194/ica-proc-1-131-2018 fatcat:wkhp5c7srvfkhorl4epidxywpq

Sources of VGI for Mapping [chapter]

2017 Mapping and the Citizen Sensor  
This chapter aims to provide an overview of the variety of sources of VGI currently available, categorised according to whether they can contribute to framework data (i.e. the type of data that are commonly  ...  A range of examples are presented to illustrate the different types of VGI in each of 14 Mapping and the Citizen Sensor these main categories.  ...  Another key issue that is commonly discussed in relation to VGI, in particular active VGI projects, is how to recruit participants, keep them motivated and sustain the project in the future (see e.g.  ... 
doi:10.5334/bbf.b fatcat:c3jgwex7ljcwbhtp33wfdg4uam

Towards a Protocol for the Collection of VGI Vector Data

Peter Mooney, Marco Minghini, Mari Laakso, Vyron Antoniou, Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond, Andriani Skopeliti
2016 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
This protocol is intended to be generic rather than being linked to any specific VGI project.  ...  However, there are many differences in how NMAs and CSC collect, analyse, manage and distribute geographic information to that of VGI projects.  ...  • Additional information should be available for the eager user, e.g., hyperlinks to scientific documents.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi5110217 fatcat:hyan7axakncmjle5dby6u3h7di

An Outlook for OpenStreetMap [chapter]

Peter Mooney
2015 Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography  
The volume has sought to build a firm foundation to highlight research work focused on OpenStreetMap. This was one of our original goals when we set out at the beginning of the editorial process.  ...  This is, to the best of our current knowledge, the first academically produced volume of its kind which focuses exclusively on OpenStreetMap.  ...  Many of the key research questions in volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) as outlined by authors such as Mooney et al (2013) are prevalent and relevant to OpenStreetMap.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14280-7_16 fatcat:forapahbkfepbnyguflblddoiy
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