Special Issue "OpenStreetMap as A Multi-Disciplinary Nexus: Perspectives, Practices and Procedures"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: GIScience; volunteered geographic information; geographical representation; social aspects of geo-information; mobility analysis; spatial agent-based models; urban dynamics
Interests: crowdsourcing, volunteered geographic information and OpenStreetMap; land cover/land use validation; open source geospatial software; geospatial interoperability; Spatial Data Infrastructures
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Interests: volunteered geographic information; open source geospatial software; user-generated geodata; geocomputation; citizen science; spatial databases; web-based GIS
Interests: GIScience; user-generated geodata; spatial analysis; geocomputation; citizen science; volunteered geographic information; geospatial web
Interests: GIScience; citizen science; spatial analysis; geomatics; open-source; geocomputation; human–environment interactions; urban informatics; sustainable development
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
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.
- Volunteered geographic information
- User-generated geospatial content
- Contribution patterns
- Quality assessment
- Collaborative mapping
- Data conflation