Special Issue "Citizen Science and Geospatial Capacity Building"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sultan Kocaman
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Guest Editor
Hacettepe University, Department of Geomatics Engineering, 06800 Beytepe Ankara, Turkey
Interests: Geospatial Technologies; Geoinformatics; Photogrammetry; Remote Sensing; Citizen Science
Dr. Sameer Saran
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Guest Editor
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Space Research Organisation, 4 Kalidas Road, Dehradun Uttarakhand, India Pin - 248 001
Tel. +91-135 2524123
Interests: Geoinformatics; 3D CityModels; Web GIS; Spatial Databases; Geospatial Modeling
Dr. Murat Durmaz
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Hacettepe University, Department of Geomatics Engineering, 06800 Beytepe Ankara, Turkey
Interests: Computer Science; Machine Learning; Precise Positioning and Navigation; Geospatial Data Analysis
Dr. A. Senthil Kumar
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Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Campus, 4 Kalidas Road, Dehradun Uttarakhand, Pin - 248 001, India
Interests: Image Processing; Soft-computing; Calibration/Validation of Earth observation sensors; Capacity Building methods for Geospatial technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Citizen Science and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) are gaining importance with the ubiquitous use of mobile technologies. In this new era, ordinary citizens may contribute to scientific processes based on their interest and abilities. The activities they may contribute to range from biology to environmental monitoring to classification of galaxies, all of which have a spatio-temporal dimension. The increasing demands on this research agenda are encouraging scientists from diverse backgrounds to collaborate under the term of “Citizen Science (CitSci)”. Geospatial tools and technologies enable many CitSci projects and also benefit from them. Geospatial capacity building, which is one of the main focus areas of ISPRS Commission V on Education and Outreach, also benefits from these developments. We propose here a Special Issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information on Citizen Science and Geospatial Capacity Building. This Special Issue emphasizes the increasing importance of citizen science in the scientific world as well as in supporting open science and open data for capacity building. We invite researchers to submit their works on Citizen Science and Geospatial Capacity Building. Research articles on citizen science and VGI that emphasize capacity building efforts, data quality, web and mobile GIS, web-based sharing of resources, crowdsourcing data collection methods, and geo-gamification are most welcome.

Dr. Sultan Kocaman
Dr. Sameer Saran
Dr. Murat Durmaz
Dr. A. Senthil Kumar
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Geospatial capacity building
  • VGI
  • Citizen science
  • Crowdsourcing
  • PPGIS (Public Participation Geographic Information System)
  • Citizen Cyberscience
  • Volunteered Computing, Passive sensing
  • Spatial Data Analytics
  • Mobile geodata collection technologies
  • Web and mobile GIS
  • Remote sensing
  • Web-based sharing of resources
  • Education and outreach through geospatial technologies
  • Data quality assurance and data verification
  • Geo-gamification

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Eliciting Knowledge on Technical and Legal Aspects of Participatory Toponym Handling
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(11), 500; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8110500 - 05 Nov 2019
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There has been increased collaboration between citizens and scientists to achieve common goals in scientific or geographic data collection, analysis, and reporting. Geospatial technology is leveraging the power of citizens in such efforts. Governments have been exploring participatory approaches. This situation should be [...] Read more.
There has been increased collaboration between citizens and scientists to achieve common goals in scientific or geographic data collection, analysis, and reporting. Geospatial technology is leveraging the power of citizens in such efforts. Governments have been exploring participatory approaches. This situation should be balanced by sharing knowledge and collaborative learning between stakeholders involved in the participatory activity. Training and education are enhanced by providing guidelines, sharing best practices, and developing toolkits. For toponym handling, a generic framework and capacity building are needed to increase public awareness and enable citizen toponymists. This paper addresses issues around citizen involvement in increasing toponymic knowledge through citizen science and geospatial capacity building. First, we examined the current practice of toponym handling and developed a generic framework. We then used stakeholder feedback and other resources to modify the framework for Indonesian use. Second, we conducted collaborative learning to share information and bridge the knowledge gaps among multiple stakeholders. Third, we applied insights and lessons learned from these activities to develop ideas, suggestions, and action plans to implement participatory toponym handling in Indonesia. Full article
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