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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(4), 955-958; doi:10.3390/ijgi2040955
Editorial

The Rise of Collaborative Mapping: Trends and Future Directions

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Received: 9 October 2013; Accepted: 10 October 2013 / Published: 11 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Collaborative Mapping)
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Excerpt: The nature of map production and the dissemination of spatially referenced information have changed radically over the last decade. This change has been marked by an explosion of user generated spatial content via Web 2.0, access to a rising tide of big data streams from remotely-sensed and public data archives, and the use of mobile phones and other sensors as mapping devices. All of these developments have facilitated a much wider use of geodata, transforming ordinary citizens into neogeographers. This increase in user-generated content has resulted in a blurring of the boundaries between the traditional map producer, i.e., national mapping agencies and local authorities, and citizens as consumers of this information. Citizens now take an active role in mapping different types of features on the Earth’s surface as volunteers, either by providing observations on the ground or tracing data from other sources, such as aerial photographs or satellite imagery. OpenStreetMap (OSM) and Ushahidi are two well-known examples of a growing collection of collaborative mapping communities that are building rich spatial datasets, which are openly accessible. [...]
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MDPI and ACS Style

See, L.; Fritz, S.; Leeuw, J.D. The Rise of Collaborative Mapping: Trends and Future Directions. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2, 955-958.

AMA Style

See L, Fritz S, Leeuw JD. The Rise of Collaborative Mapping: Trends and Future Directions. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2013; 2(4):955-958.

Chicago/Turabian Style

See, Linda; Fritz, Steffen; Leeuw, Jan D. 2013. "The Rise of Collaborative Mapping: Trends and Future Directions." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2, no. 4: 955-958.

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