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Volunteered Geographic Information Users Contributions Pattern and its Impact on Information Quality

Version 1 : Received: 10 July 2020 / Approved: 12 July 2020 / Online: 12 July 2020 (17:02:31 CEST)

How to cite: Forati, A.M.; Ghose, R. Volunteered Geographic Information Users Contributions Pattern and its Impact on Information Quality. Preprints 2020, 2020070270 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0270.v1). Forati, A.M.; Ghose, R. Volunteered Geographic Information Users Contributions Pattern and its Impact on Information Quality. Preprints 2020, 2020070270 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0270.v1).

Abstract

Recent advancements in web-based geospatial software and smartphone technology have popularized the process of voluntary production and sharing of geospatial data by individual citizens. Through such Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) activities, people across the world participate in online mapping projects (such as OpenStreetMap) to insert their spatial information. The quality of data generated by such VGI activities has profound impacts on online mapping projects and their spatial database. In this study, we examine the VGI contribution pattern in OpenStreetMap through three case study neighborhoods located in three major cities: Tehran, London, and Los Angeles, and investigate how it might affect the process of quality assessment of VGI.

Subject Areas

VGI; Crowdsourcing; data quality; OSM; Volunteered geographic information; user participation; contribution pattern; OpenStreetMap

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