[ESIP-all] WDS Webinar #8: Crowdsourcing Data and Quality Control–The Experience of OpenStreetMap

Mustapha Mokrane mustapha.mokrane at icsu-wds.org
Fri Jan 29 09:31:05 EST 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I am please to invite the Publishing Data IG community to participate in 
the WDS Webinar #8: *'Crowdsourcing Data and Quality Control–The Experience 
of OpenStreetMap' *presented by *Mikel Maron* (OpenStreetMap Foundation, 
Mapbox) and *Paola Kim-Blanco* (CIESIN, Columbia University) on *10 
February 2016 at 13:00 UTC* (check your local time 

   - *REGISTER* for this free webinar here: 

*Summary: *Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is becoming 
increasingly important in a number of scientific and development domains, 
and OpenStreetMap <https://www.openstreetmap.org/> (OSM) represents the 
largest effort to date to harness the power of the internet for 
crowd-sourced spatial data generation. OpenStreetMap was launched in 2004, 
initially focusing on mapping the United Kingdom. At that time, Ordnance 
Surveys and National Mapping Agencies developed roads datasets but did not 
freely distribute them, and openly available roads data such as VMAP0 were 
of poor quality. In April 2006, the OpenStreetMap Foundation was 
established to encourage the growth, development and distribution of free 
geospatial data and provide geospatial data for anybody to use and share. 
OSM now has more than 2.3 million registered users, and has mapped more 
than 34 million km of roads in all countries. From the early days there has 
been a need to ensure the quality and accuracy of member contributions. In 
his presentation, Mikel Maron will describe the evolution of approaches to 
provide guidance to members and of applying QA/QC to the data set, 
including recent work by MapBox <https://www.mapbox.com/>. In a second 
portion, Paola Kim-Blanco will summarize the literature on independent 
validation of OSM and describe CIESIN <http://www.ciesin.org/>’s efforts to 
validate the data in low income countries.

More on the *WDS Webinar series* here: 

With best regards.
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*Mustapha Mokrane*, PhD. | Executive Director
World Data System-International Programme Office
c/o NICT, 4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, Japan
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