ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume II-3/W5
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-3/W5, 345–351, 2015
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-3/W5, 345–351, 2015

  20 Aug 2015

20 Aug 2015


V. Antoniou1 and A. Skopeliti2 V. Antoniou and A. Skopeliti
  • 1Hellenic Military Geographical Service, Athens, Greece
  • 2School Of Rural and Surveying Engineer, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Keywords: VGI, spatial data quality, quality measures, quality indicators, quality evaluation

Abstract. The evaluation of VGI quality has been a very interesting and popular issue amongst academics and researchers. Various metrics and indicators have been proposed for evaluating VGI quality elements. Various efforts have focused on the use of well-established methodologies for the evaluation of VGI quality elements against authoritative data. In this paper, a number of research papers have been reviewed and summarized in a detailed report on measures for each spatial data quality element. Emphasis is given on the methodology followed and the data used in order to assess and evaluate the quality of the VGI datasets. However, as the use of authoritative data is not always possible many researchers have turned their focus on the analysis of new quality indicators that can function as proxies for the understanding of VGI quality. In this paper, the difficulties in using authoritative datasets are briefly presented and new proposed quality indicators are discussed, as recorded through the literature review. We classify theses new indicators in four main categories that relate with: i) data, ii) demographics, iii) socio-economic situation and iv) contributors. This paper presents a dense, yet comprehensive overview of the research on this field and provides the basis for the ongoing academic effort to create a practical quality evaluation method through the use of appropriate quality indicators.