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Title: Challenges for quality in volunteered geographical information
Authors: Cooper, AK
Coetzee, S
Kaczmarek, I
Kourie, DG
Iwaniak, A
Kubik, T
Keywords: User generated content (UGC)
Volunteered geographical information (VGI)
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: AfricaGEO
Citation: Cooper, AK, Coetzee, S, Kaczmarek, I et al. Challenges for quality in volunteered geographical information. AfricaGEO 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 May to 2 June 2011, pp. 13
Series/Report no.: Workflow;6668
Abstract: The University of Pretoria in South Africa and the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland have a joint research project under the SA/Poland Cooperation Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technologies, entitled Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI) for Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) and Geoportals. The Internet, the World Wide Web and cheap computing resources have spawned the creation of user-generated content (UGC) in general, and volunteered geographical information (VGI) in particular. A key aspect of such data, when compared against professionally-generated and/or official content, is the provenance or quality of the data, and the documenting thereof – the metadata. We consider here some of the quality challenges for VGI, and how these might be addressed.
Description: AfricaGEO 2011, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 May - 2 June 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5057
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