Integrating and Generalising Volunteered Geographic Information

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The availability of spatial data on the web has greatly increased through the availability of user-generated community data and geosensor networks. The integration of such multi-source data is providing promising opportunities, as integrated information is richer than can be found in only one data source, but also poses new challenges due to the heterogeneity of the data, the differences in quality and in respect of tag-based semantic modelling. The chapter describes approaches for the integration of official and informal sources, and discusses the impact of integrating user-generated data on automated generalisation and visualisation.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracting Geographic Information in a Data Rich World
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages37
VolumeLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
ISBN (electronic)978-3-319-00203-3
ISBN (print)978-3-319-37467-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2014

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ORCID /0000-0003-2949-4887/work/141545093