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Knowledge and Data-Driven Mapping of Environmental Status Indicators from Remote Sensing and VGI

Goffi, Bordogna, Stroppiana, Boschetti, Brivio
2020 Remote Sensing  
It is transparent, intended as human understandable as far as the employed criteria, and both knowledge and data-driven.  ...  It exploits remote sensing experts' interpretations to define the contributing factors from which partial evidence of the environmental status are computed by processing multispectral images.  ...  Figure 2 : Workflow of the proposed fuzzy adaptive approach for computing Environmental Status Indicator (ESI) maps from remote sensing multispectral images, thematic information and VGI.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12030495 fatcat:lhadeh5utjeexlk37powaxlxmu

Citizen Science for Urban Forest Management? Predicting the Data Density and Richness of Urban Forest Volunteered Geographic Information

Alec Foster, Ian Dunham, Charles Kaylor
2017 Urban Science  
However, there are also concerns surrounding uneven levels of participation and spatial coverage, despite the promotion of VGI as a means to increase access to geographic knowledge production.  ...  Using ordinary least squares (OLS), general linear models (GLM), and spatial autoregressive models, our findings reveal that sociodemographic and environmental indicators are strong predictors of both  ...  Author Contributions: Alec Foster analyzed the Philadelphia data. Charles Kaylor analyzed the San Francisco data. Ian M. Dunham designed the maps. All three authors wrote the paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/urbansci1030030 fatcat:lhpsfe5pu5dm5ojkp67vcz4fyu


P. Mooney, L. Morgan
2015 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Much of the reluctance from stakeholders such as National Mapping Agencies, Environmental Ministries, etc. to use data and information generated and collected by VGI and CS projects grows from the lack  ...  As they are drawn from <i>the crowd</i> there is a sense of the unknown about these citizens.  ...  Devillers doi:10.5194/isprsannals-II-3-W5-339-2015 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The support of the EU COST Action TD1202 "Mapping and the Citizen Sensor" is greatly acknowledged by the authors.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsannals-ii-3-w5-339-2015 fatcat:clfq7mgbjffijprju36rqvcel4

Semantic Observation Integration

Sven Schade, Frank Ostermann, Laura Spinsanti, Werner Kuhn
2012 Future Internet  
A generic ontology of observations is extended and profiled for forest fire detection in order to illustrate how the sensing process, and transformations between heterogeneous sensing systems, can be represented  ...  as mathematical functions and grouped into abstract data types.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was partially funded by the exploratory research project "Next Generation Digital Earth: Engaging the citizens in forest fire risk and impact assessment" from the Institute for  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi4030807 fatcat:yjqddqrpizfdboem3yy3thcd3q

Volunteered Geographic Information in Natural Hazard Analysis: A Systematic Literature Review of Current Approaches with a Focus on Preparedness and Mitigation

Carolin Klonner, Sabrina Marx, Tomás Usón, João Porto de Albuquerque, Bernhard Höfle
2016 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Future research can use these findings for the adaptation of scientific models of natural hazard analysis in order to enable the fusion of data from technical sensors and VGI.  ...  Integrating local knowledge, personal experience and up-to-date geoinformation indicates a promising approach for the theoretical framework and the methods of natural hazard analysis.  ...  Acknowledgments: This work was supported by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (HAW).  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi5070103 fatcat:4z5rbjjyvjec7agblhsds73wvq

A Spatial Data Infrastructure Integrating Multisource Heterogeneous Geospatial Data and Time Series: A Study Case in Agriculture

Gloria Bordogna, Tomáš Kliment, Luca Frigerio, Pietro Brivio, Alberto Crema, Daniela Stroppiana, Mirco Boschetti, Simone Sterlacchini
2016 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
on the Internet to support scalability, of products derived by processing remote sensing images, authoritative data, georeferenced in-situ measurements and voluntary information (VGI) created by farmers  ...  Currently, the best practice to support land planning calls for the development of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) capable of integrating both geospatial datasets and time series information from multiple  ...  for individual data themes in alignment with INSPIRE and RNDT metadata profiles.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi5050073 fatcat:fxecdixot5ddhgfjtbxutpixji

A Shared Perspective for PGIS and VGI

Jeroen Verplanke, Michael K. McCall, Claudia Uberhuaga, Giacomo Rambaldi, Muki Haklay
2016 The Cartographic Journal  
We investigate these five principles that are common to (P)PGIS and VGI on the basis of a framework of two dimensions that govern the participatory use of spatial information from the perspective of people  ...  of ethical tenets by which PGIS and VGI can strengthen each other as two sides of the same coin.  ...  VGI on the other hand thrives on technical and remote technologies to input, store, and process data, detached from local context if the information is used at different scales.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00087041.2016.1227552 fatcat:svm2vl5uffgo3hammyjvcmwa2e

Cloud services with big data provide a solution for monitoring and tracking sustainable development goals

Bingfang Wu, Fuyou Tian, Miao Zhang, Hongwei Zeng, Yuan Zeng
2020 Geography and Sustainability  
Validation and quality control of public EO data is very important; otherwise, the user will be unable to assess the quality of the data or use it with confidence.  ...  With emerging big data and cloud-based services, there are new opportunities for data collection, influencing both official data collection processes and the operation of the programmes they monitor.  ...  Based on VGI data and massive remote sensing data, 306 including ZY-3, GF-2, and Sentinel-2 data, China's cropland was identi-307 fied at 10-m resolution on the cloud platform.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geosus.2020.03.006 fatcat:42lcobjfgna3ddc7zijz3vaw5y

The potential for using volunteered geographic information in pervasive health computing applications

Peter Mooney, Padraig Corcoran, Blazej Ciepluch
2012 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing  
VGI popularity is due in no small part to citizens making use of consumer devices, such as smartphones, to collect increasingly precise locational information and other environmental information.  ...  Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), or geospatial crowdsourcing, is where citizens (volunteers) contribute data and information about the earth and environment that is explicitly or implicitly georeferenced  ...  Peter Mooney is a research fellow at the Dept of Comp. Sci NUIM and he is funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency STRIVE programme (grant 2008-FS-DM-14-S4). Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12652-012-0149-4 fatcat:zg7ba7usm5hsjitmxsqhzl5sdm

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain: Contributions of Volunteered Geographic Information to Community Disaster Resilience

Billy Tusker Haworth, Eleanor Bruce, Joshua Whittaker, Róisín Read
2018 Frontiers in Earth Science  
or data quality, will enable VGI to become less opportunistic, data-centric, disruptive, and exclusionary, and allow for more reliable, community-centric, complementary, and socially inclusive practices  ...  The adoption of location-based information sharing technologies, and the emergence of volunteered geographic information (VGI), has seen changes to community involvement in disaster management.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the journal editors and reviewers for their constructive feedback and support.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feart.2018.00183 fatcat:bxijdc6uzfgl5hcn37ysjfwb2i

Towards Enhancing Integrated Pest Management Based on Volunteered Geographic Information

Yingwei Yan, Chen-Chieh Feng, Klarissa Chang
2017 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
] ; urban or environmental management and planning [17, 18] ; new generation of gazetteer [19, 20] ; and land use/cover mapping [21, 22] .  ...  This case study showcased the unique merit of VGI in enhancing IPM, namely the acquisition of previously unrecorded spatial data in a cost-effective and real-time manner for discovering and disseminating  ...  Acknowledgments: This research was supported by the National University of Singapore, and the Singapore National Research Foundation under its Inter-national Research Centre @ Singapore Funding Initiative  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi6070224 fatcat:sb4umygqhvezjoodrmcjzoh7gi

Discovery and Integration of Web 2.0 Content into Geospatial Information Infrastructures: A Use Case in Wild Fire Monitoring [chapter]

Manuela Núñez-Redó, Laura Díaz, José Gil, David González, Joaquín Huerta
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We introduce a prototype as proof of concept in a forest fire scenario, where we illustrate how to leverage scientific data and web 2.0 content.  ...  In this environmental context, availability of up-to-date information is very important for reducing damages caused.  ...  In order to monitor the status of the detected fire, the user accesses the web client that provides a map viewer. This map viewer is able to visualize data coming from SDI services.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23300-5_5 fatcat:yv6cyy5ncbhktm5un62ignilwu

Sources of VGI for Mapping [chapter]

2017 Mapping and the Citizen Sensor  
part of the spatial data infrastructure of national mapping agencies and governments) or not and whether the data have been actively or passively collected.  ...  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.  ...  New advances in data mining and knowledge discovery techniques may also help to improve the quality of VGI in the future.  ... 
doi:10.5334/bbf.b fatcat:c3jgwex7ljcwbhtp33wfdg4uam


C. A. Biraghi, E. Pessina, D. Carrion, M. A. Brovelli
2020 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
of geospatial data, the VGI samples are analysed under different aspects as their quality, quantity, variety, granularity, spatial and temporal distribution, highlighting their temporary, moving and changing  ...  This study focuses on the role of VGI visualization in encouraging participation to environmental Citizen Science, taking as a case study the mobile application developed within SIMILE (Informative System  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research described in this paper is part of SIMILE (Informative System for the Integrated Monitoring of Insubric Lakes and their Ecosystems) project and has been funded with support  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b4-2020-237-2020 fatcat:a6gvzdnw4rbahdnhcxsyrevdcm

Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science or Volunteered Geographic Information? The Current State of Crowdsourced Geographic Information

Linda See, Peter Mooney, Giles Foody, Lucy Bastin, Alexis Comber, Jacinto Estima, Steffen Fritz, Norman Kerle, Bin Jiang, Mari Laakso, Hai-Ying Liu, Grega Milčinski (+5 others)
2016 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Introduction Mapping and spatial data collection are two activities that have radically changed from primarily professional domains to increased involvement of the public.  ...  Unsurprisingly, therefore, there are a variety of terms used to describe data arising from citizens.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge the support and contribution of COST Action TD1202 "Mapping and Citizen Sensor" ( and partial support from the EU-funded  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi5050055 fatcat:yzdfub4wijcbxh34gzveua5dim
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