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    Comparing Expert and Non-expert Conceptualisations of the Land: An Analysis of Crowd sourced Land Cover Data


    Comber, Alexis and Brunsdon, Chris and See, Linda and Fritz, Steffen and McCallum, Ian (2013) Comparing Expert and Non-expert Conceptualisations of the Land: An Analysis of Crowd sourced Land Cover Data. Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Information Theory 2013, COSIT 2013, 8116. pp. 243-260. ISSN 978-3-319-01790-7

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    Abstract

    This research compares expert and non-expert conceptualisations of land cover data collected through a Google Earth web-based interface. In so doing it seeks to determine the impacts of varying landscape conceptualisations held by different groups of VGI contributors on decisions that may be made using crowdsourced data, in this case to select the best global land cover dataset in each location. Whilst much other work has considered the quality of VGI, as yet little research has considered the impact of varying semantics and conceptualisations on the use of VGI in formal scientific analyses. This study found that conceptualisation of cropland varies between experts and non-experts. A number of areas for further research are outlined.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: olunteered Geographical Information (VGI); Land Cover; Geo-Wiki; Geographically Weighted Kernel;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 5894
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01790-7
    Depositing User: Prof. Chris Brunsdon
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 13:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Information Theory 2013, COSIT 2013
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
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