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Volunteered Geographic Information, Introduction and Position Papers

  • Author(s): National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA, UC Santa Barbara)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Army Research Office
  • The Vespucci Initiative
  • et al.
Abstract

This flier provides a brief description of a workshop hosted in Santa Barbara on volunteered geographic information (VGI). Discussions focused on citizen motivations to provide information in the public domain, methods to validate such information, and ideas about the potentials and limitations to VGI. More than 40 position papers on these challenges are presented.

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