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Towards a Protocol for the Collection of VGI Vector Data

Department of Computer Science, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare W23 F2H6, Ireland
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Como Campus, Via Valleggio 11, Como 22100, Italy
Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Geodeetinrinne 2, Masala 02430, Finland
Hellenic Military Geographical Service, Evelpidon 4, Athens 11362, Greece
Univ. Paris-Est, LASTIG COGIT, IGN, ENSG, F-94160 Saint-Mande, France
School Of Rural and Surveying Engineer, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 9, Zografou 15780, Greece
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Academic Editors: Alexander Zipf, David Jonietz, Linda See and Wolfgang Kainz
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5(11), 217;
Received: 23 September 2016 / Revised: 28 October 2016 / Accepted: 11 November 2016 / Published: 17 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Volunteered Geographic Information)
A 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
Keywords: crowdsourcing; data collection; protocol; vector data; VGI; Volunteered Geographic Information crowdsourcing; data collection; protocol; vector data; VGI; Volunteered Geographic Information
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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.

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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 International Journal of Geo-Information. 2016; 5(11):217.

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Mooney, Peter, Marco Minghini, Mari Laakso, Vyron Antoniou, Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond, and Andriani Skopeliti. 2016. "Towards a Protocol for the Collection of VGI Vector Data" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 5, no. 11: 217.

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