Towards a Protocol for the Collection of VGI Vector Data
AbstractA protocol for the collection of vector data in Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) projects is proposed. VGI is a source of crowdsourced geographic data and information which is comparable, and in some cases better, than equivalent data from National Mapping Agencies (NMAs) and Commercial Surveying Companies (CSC). However, there are many differences in how NMAs and CSC collect, analyse, manage and distribute geographic information to that of VGI projects. NMAs and CSC make use of robust and standardised data collection protocols whilst VGI projects often provide guidelines rather than rigorous data collection specifications. The proposed protocol addresses formalising the collection and creation of vector data in VGI projects in three principal ways: by manual vectorisation; field survey; and reuse of existing data sources. This protocol is intended to be generic rather than being linked to any specific VGI project. We believe that this is the first protocol for VGI vector data collection that has been formally described in the literature. Consequently, this paper shall serve as a starting point for on-going development and refinement of the protocol. View Full-Text
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Mooney, P.; Minghini, M.; Laakso, M.; Antoniou, V.; Olteanu-Raimond, A.-M.; Skopeliti, A. Towards a Protocol for the Collection of VGI Vector Data. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 217.
Mooney P, Minghini M, Laakso M, Antoniou V, Olteanu-Raimond A-M, Skopeliti A. Towards a Protocol for the Collection of VGI Vector Data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2016; 5(11):217.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mooney, Peter; Minghini, Marco; Laakso, Mari; Antoniou, Vyron; Olteanu-Raimond, Ana-Maria; Skopeliti, Andriani. 2016. "Towards a Protocol for the Collection of VGI Vector Data." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 5, no. 11: 217.
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