Role of Volunteered Geographic Information in Advancing Science
VGI Workshop Agenda
||Welcome and Introductions
||Keynote - Mike Goodchild
VGI Research: Problems and Prospects
|Morning panel: Availability and Sustainability of VGI
Chair: Budhendra Bhaduri
- Do you think the volume of VGI available in your area of research and/or practice is adequate or deficient? If deficient, what can be done to increase it?
- How easy is it to collect VGI for scientific experiments? What can be done to ensure that VGI is as useful as possible in science?
- How valuable are developing standards and (software) tools for collecting VGI for the scientific community? What additional steps can be taken to develop and promote standards?
- What's the relative role and utility of social cyber networks (such as Facebook) vs. crowdsourcing /citizen science based approaches?
|Afternoon panel: Quality and Credibility of VGI
Chair: Rodolphe Devillers
- How do you think national mapping agencies (NMAs) like Geomatics Canada changed the way they perceive VGI data and their usefulness?
- What are the main technical and organizational challenges faced by NMAs to make a better integration of VGI and authoritative data happen?
- Should we talk about integration of authoritative and VGI data or rather talk about interactions? What would be the differences?
- Should VGI systems map space or places?
- Why would VGI contributors be expected to provide error-free data, while national mapping agencies don't, and often say they are not responsible for accidents that may be related to their maps?
Budhendra Bhaduri, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (email@example.com)
Rodolphe Devillers, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Muki Haklay, London's Global University (email@example.com)
Michael Goodchild, University of California, Santa Barbara (firstname.lastname@example.org)