Special Issue "Collaborative Mapping"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)
Dr. Linda See
Ecosystem Services and Management Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria
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Interests: land cover validation; creation of hybrid land cover products; crowdsourcing and volunteered geographic information (data collection, quality assessment, creating added value products with VGI); serious gaming; GeoComputation
Dr. Jan De Leeuw
ICRAF World Agroforestry Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, PO Box 30677, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
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Interests: mapping of environment and agriculture; drought early warning systems; remote sensing for index-based insurance; participatory mapping; remote sensing and impact assessment
More accurate, detailed and up-to-date maps are needed for a large number of scientific applications including monitoring and assessment of biodiversity, climate change, risk and vulnerability, energy supply and demand, and food security, especially in the current environment of rapid change. Remote sensing (RS) can provide comprehensive spatial and temporal coverage of the earth’s surface but there is a lack of reference data, which is needed to calibrate and validate these maps. Moreover, there are situations where RS data are too expensive and the temporal coverage is insufficient (e.g. for applications of emergency response). The increasing number of citizen sensors (i.e. volunteers contributing information from the internet, mobile devices and newly developed sensors) has already begun to radically change mapping through citizen collaboration, e.g. OpenStreetMap and Google MapMaker. The aim of this special issue is to publish the latest research on collaborative mapping including but not limited to the following:
- Thematic and geometric accuracy of collaborative mapping (i.e. quality of the information)
- Development of indicators of robustness of / confidence in the VGI
- Authoritativeness of collaborative map products, i.e. ideas on how to bring collaborative map products to a level of authority that is not disputed
- Data harmonization
- Collaborative mapping and the role of mapping institutions
- Spatial cognition in collaborative mapping
- Cost effectiveness and cost benefits of collaborative mapping
- The use of collaborative mapping in the areas of biodiversity, land use science, climate change, emergency response, and other relevant applied fields
Dr. Linda See
Dr. Steffen Fritz
Dr. Jan de Leeuw
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- big data
- citizen science
- collaborative mapping
- data harmonization
- digital Earth
- participatory GIS
- social networking
- Volunteered Geographic Information
- Web mapping
- Web 2.0/3.0