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An Experimental Framework for Integrating Citizen and Community Science into Land Cover, Land Use, and Land Change Detection Processes in a National Mapping Agency

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University Paris-Est, LASTIG COGIT, IGN, ENSG, F-94160 Saint-Mandé, France
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Ecosystems Services and Management Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria
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Land 2018, 7(3), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/land7030103
Received: 31 July 2018 / Revised: 27 August 2018 / Accepted: 31 August 2018 / Published: 4 September 2018
Accurate and up-to-date information on land use and land cover (LULC) is needed to develop policies on reducing soil sealing through increased urbanization as well as to meet climate targets. More detailed information about building function is also required but is currently lacking. To improve these datasets, the national mapping agency of France, Institut de l’Information Géographique et Foréstière (IGN France), has developed a strategy for updating their LULC database on a update cycle every three years and building information on a continuous cycle using web, mobile, and wiki applications. Developed as part of the LandSense project and eventually tapping into the LandSense federated authentication system, this paper outlines the data collection campaigns, the key concepts that have driven the system architecture, and a description of the technologies developed for this solution. The campaigns have only just begun, so there are only preliminary results to date. Thus far, feedback on the web and mobile applications has been positive, but still requires a further demonstration of feasibility. View Full-Text
Keywords: land cover; land use; citizen science; community science; collaborative mapping; change detection land cover; land use; citizen science; community science; collaborative mapping; change detection
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Olteanu-Raimond, A.-M.; Jolivet, L.; Van Damme, M.-D.; Royer, T.; Fraval, L.; See, L.; Sturn, T.; Karner, M.; Moorthy, I.; Fritz, S. An Experimental Framework for Integrating Citizen and Community Science into Land Cover, Land Use, and Land Change Detection Processes in a National Mapping Agency. Land 2018, 7, 103.

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