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Highlighting Current Trends in Volunteered Geographic Information

Chair of Geoinformation Engineering, ETH Zürich, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Hellenic Military Geographical Service, 4 Evelpidon, 11362 Athens, Greece
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
GIScience Research Group, Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6(7), 202;
Received: 27 June 2017 / Accepted: 28 June 2017 / Published: 4 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Volunteered Geographic Information)
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Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is a growing area of research. This Special Issue aims to capture the main trends in VGI research based on 16 original papers, and distinguishes between two main areas, i.e., those that deal with the characteristics of VGI and those focused on applications of VGI. The topic of quality assessment and assurance dominates the papers on VGI characteristics, whereas application-oriented work covers three main domains: human behavioral analysis, natural disasters, and land cover/land use mapping. In this Special Issue, therefore, both the challenges and the potentials of VGI are addressed. View Full-Text
Keywords: volunteered geographic information; crowdsourcing; OpenStreetMap; quality volunteered geographic information; crowdsourcing; OpenStreetMap; quality
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Jonietz, D.; Antonio, V.; See, L.; Zipf, A. Highlighting Current Trends in Volunteered Geographic Information. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 202.

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