Special Issue "OpenStreetMap as A Multi-Disciplinary Nexus: Perspectives, Practices and Procedures"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. A. Yair Grinberger
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Guest Editor
Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, 9190501, Jerusalem, Israel
Interests: GIScience; volunteered geographic information; geographical representation; social aspects of geo-information; mobility analysis; spatial agent-based models; urban dynamics
Dr. Marco Minghini
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Guest Editor
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Digital Economy Unit, Via Enrico Fermi 2749, 21027 Ispra, Italy
Interests: GIS; GIScience; remote sensing; OpenStreetMap; volunteered geographic information; citizen science; spatial data infrastructures; INSPIRE directive; open source geospatial software; web-based GIS
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Dr. Peter Mooney
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 F2H6, Ireland
Tel. +353 1 708 3849
Interests: volunteered geographic information; open source geospatial software; user-generated geodata; geocomputation; citizen science; spatial databases; web-based GIS
Dr. Levente Juhász
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Guest Editor
GIS Center, Florida International University, United States
Interests: GIScience; user-generated geodata; spatial analysis; geocomputation; citizen science; volunteered geographic information; geospatial web
Dr. Godwin Yeboah
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Guest Editor
Institute for Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Tel. +44 2476150351
Interests: GIScience; citizen science; spatial analysis; geomatics; open-source; geocomputation; human–environment interactions; urban informatics; sustainable development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to invite you to submit a research paper to “OpenStreetMap as a multi-disciplinary nexus: Perspectives, Practices and Procedures”, a Special Issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. The aim of this Special Issue is to showcase both the ongoing innovation and the maturity of scientific investigations and research into OpenStreetMap, demonstrating how, as a research object, it converges multiple research areas together. Collecting contributions from multiple disciplines and domains, the Special Issue will show how the sum total of investigations of issues like VGI, geo-information, and geo-digital processes and representations can shed light on the relations between crowds, real-world applications, technological developments, and scientific research.

This Special Issue is primarily aimed at collecting papers that extend the research works presented in the Academic Track of State of the Map 2019, held in Heidelberg (Germany) on September 21–23, 2019. However, other original submissions aligned with the area of research are also highly welcome.

We expect empirical, methodological, or conceptual contributions addressing any scientific aspect related to OpenStreetMap, in particular, but not limited, to the following:

  • Extrinsic and intrinsic quality assessment of OpenStreetMap data
  • Analysis of contribution patterns in OpenStreetMap
  • Interactions between OpenStreetMap and other data sources
  • Analysis/comparison of available software for scientific purposes related to OpenStreetMap
  • New approaches to facilitate or improve data collection in OpenStreetMap (e.g., through gamification or citizen science approaches)
  • Bridging the communities: Creating better connections and collaborations between the scientific community and the OpenStreetMap community
  • Open research problems in OpenStreetMap and challenges for the scientific community
  • Cultural, political, and organizational aspects of data production and usage practices in OpenStreetMap
  • Literature reviews and theoretical papers on any of the listed topics or topics related to the scope of the Special Issue

Dr. A. Yair Grinberger
Dr. Marco Minghini
Dr. Peter Mooney
Dr. Levente Juhász
Dr. Godwin Yeboah
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • OpenStreetMap
  • Volunteered geographic information
  • User-generated geospatial content
  • Contribution patterns
  • Quality assessment
  • Collaborative mapping
  • Data conflation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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