Contributions to the European Handbook on Crowdsourced Geographic Information

The GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University has contributed several chapters to the forthcoming “European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information”, edited by Capineri, C. et al. (eds.), Ubiquity Press.

This includes the following chapters and papers that have been accepted for publication from different authors of the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg:

– Research on social media feeds – A GIScience perspective
– Modeling the world in 3D from VGI/Crowdsourced data
– Crowdsourcing geographic information for disaster risk management and improving urban resilience: overview and lessons learned
– Crowdsourcing for individual needs – the case of routing and navigation for mobility-impaired persons
– Quality of citizen science biodiversity data: issues and examples
– On the Contribution of Volunteered Geographic Information to Land Monitoring Efforts

We are more than happy that we can contribute to this handbook, that presents further perspectives on VGI in addition to our edited book on OpenStreetMap in GIScience.

Once the handbook has been published these papers will be made available online.
The handbook is initiated and supported by the EU COST Action IC1203 “ENERGIC” – the European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing: software and methodologies for harnessing geographic information from the crowd (ENERGIC).

Jokar Arsanjani, J., Zipf, A., Mooney, P., Helbich, M. (Eds.)(2015): OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, and Applications. Series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. 2015, VII, 373 p. Sringer Science. Heidelberg, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-319-14279-1