CfP: “OpenStreetMap as a Multi-Disciplinary Nexus: Perspectives, Practices, and Procedures” Special Issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

Following the success of the Academic Track of State of the Map 2019, the track’s scientific committee – Dr. Yair Grinberger, until recently a member of the GIScience research group, Dr. Marco Minghini, Dr. Levente Juhász, Dr. Peter Mooney, and Dr. Godwin Yeboah – is organizing a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

The aim of the “OpenStreetMap as  a Multi-Disciplinary Nexus: Perspectives, Practices, and Procedures” 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. 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
The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2020. For more detail, see the Special Issue’s webpage.



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