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Challenges for Quality in Volunteered Geographical Information

By Antony K Cooper, Serena Coetzee, Iwona Kaczmarek, Derrick G Kourie, Adam Iwaniak and Tomasz Kubik


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. 1

Year: 2013
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