ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-3/W5, 317-324, 2015
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20 Aug 2015
C. C. Fonte1, L. Bastin2, G. Foody3, T. Kellenberger4, N. Kerle5, P. Mooney6, A.-M. Olteanu-Raimond7, and L. See8 1Department of Mathematics, University of Coimbra/INESC Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
2School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
3School of Geography, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
4Federal Office of Topography swisstopo, Seftigenstrasse 264, 3084 Wabern, Switzerland
5Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
6Department of Computer Science, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland
7IGN France, COGIT Laboratory, 73 Avenue de Paris, 94160 Saint-Mandé, France
8Ecosystems Services and Management Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Keywords: Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Data Quality, National Mapping Agency (NMA), Crowd-sourcing, Citizen Science Abstract. This paper presents a framework for considering quality control of volunteered geographic information (VGI). Different issues need to be considered during the conception, acquisition and post-acquisition phases of VGI creation. This includes items such as collecting metadata on the volunteer, providing suitable training, giving corrective feedback during the mapping process and use of control data, among others. Two examples of VGI data collection are then considered with respect to this quality control framework, i.e. VGI data collection by National Mapping Agencies and by the most recent Geo-Wiki tool, a game called Cropland Capture. Although good practices are beginning to emerge, there is still the need for the development and sharing of best practice, especially if VGI is to be integrated with authoritative map products or used for calibration and/or validation of land cover in the future.
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Citation: Fonte, C. C., Bastin, L., Foody, G., Kellenberger, T., Kerle, N., Mooney, P., Olteanu-Raimond, A.-M., and See, L.: VGI QUALITY CONTROL, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-3/W5, 317-324, doi:10.5194/isprsannals-II-3-W5-317-2015, 2015.

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