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    Using OSM for LBS – an analysis of changes to attributes of spatial objects

    Mooney, Peter and Corcoran, Padraig (2012) Using OSM for LBS – an analysis of changes to attributes of spatial objects. In: Advances in Location-Based Services: 8th International Symposium on Location-Based Services, Vienna 2011. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography . Springer, pp. 175-179. ISBN 9783642241987

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    The quality of volunteered and crowd-sourced spatial data is not in most cases audited prior to being made accessible to end-users. Studies have shown that this spatial data varies significantly in terms of its geometric quality, its semantic consistency, in terms of its comprehensiveness of coverage and in terms of its currency. Subsequently it often compares poorly with the authoritative data capture and mapping undertaken by national mapping agencies and commercial companies. In this paper we highlight a specific type of problem encountered with volunteered geographic information (VGI) – the naming of real-world features. Many Location-based Services (LBS) applications are using VGI as a spatial data source. The volatility in VGI, as shown by the results in this paper, will require LBS developers to carefully consider how they manage and use the spatial data sources generated by VGI and crowd-source paradigms.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Dr. Peter Mooney is a research fellow at the Department of Computer Science NUI Maynooth and he is funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency STRIVE programme (grant 2008-FS-DM-14-S4). Dr. Padraig Corcoran is a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher also at the Department of Computer Science NUI Maynooth. Dr. Corcoran is part of STRAT-AG which is a Strategic Research Cluster grant (07/SRC/I1168) funded by Science Foundation Ireland under the National DevelopmentPlan. The authors gratefully acknowledge this support.
    Keywords: VGI; OpenStreetMap; Crowd-sourcing; Spatial Data;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 5733
    Depositing User: Peter Mooney
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 12:50
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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