Mobile Information Systems Leveraging Volunteered Geographic Information for Earth Observation

  • Gloria Bordogna
  • Paola Carrara

Part of the Earth Systems Data and Models book series (ESDM, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Experiences of VGI Creation & Exploitation for Citizen Science Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Antonia Brovelli, Peter Mooney, Ludovico Biagi, Marco Brambilla, Irene Celino, Eleonora Ciceri et al.
      Pages 3-34
    3. Suvodeep Mazumdar, Stuart N. Wrigley, Fabio Ciravegna, Camille Pelloquin, Sam Chapman, Laura De Vendictis et al.
      Pages 35-52
    4. Laura Criscuolo, Paola Carrara, Alessandro Oggioni, Alessandra Pugnetti, Massimo Antoninetti
      Pages 53-69
  3. Methods and Techniques for VGI Creation, Management and Analytics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Philipp Schneider, Nuria Castell, Franck R. Dauge, Matthias Vogt, William A. Lahoz, Alena Bartonova
      Pages 93-110
    3. Federica Burini, Daniele E. Ciriello, Alessandra Ghisalberti, Giuseppe Psaila
      Pages 111-130
  4. VGI Quality and its Management and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Lucy Bastin, Sven Schade, Peter Mooney
      Pages 151-172
    3. Guy De Tré, Robin De Mol, Sytze van Heteren, Jan Stafleu, Vasileios Chademenos, Tine Missiaen et al.
      Pages 173-192

About this book


This book, written by an international team of prominent authors, gathers the latest developments in mobile technologies for the acquisition, management, analysis and sharing of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in the context of Earth observation.  It is divided into three parts, the first of which presents case studies on the implementation of VGI for Earth observation, discusses the characteristics of volunteers’ engagement in relation with their expertise and motivation, analyzes the tasks they are called upon to perform, and examines the available tools for developing VGI. In turn, the second part introduces readers to essential methods, techniques and algorithms used to develop mobile information systems based on VGI for distinct Earth observation tasks, while the last part focuses on the drawbacks and limitations of VGI with regard to the above-mentioned tasks and proposes innovative methods and techniques to help overcome them. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented reference guide for researchers and practitioners in the field of geo-information management.


VGI in geographical citizen science for Earth Observation VGI and Mobile Apps Geo-wiki Applications Land use monitoring Urban monitoring Biodiversity monitoring Metadata for VGI discovery and reuse VGI for ontologies creation Ontologies for VGI creation and use VGI cross –analysis with open data VGI querying VGI quality assessment and filtering Uncertainty management of VGI

Editors and affiliations

  • Gloria Bordogna
    • 1
  • Paola Carrara
    • 2
  1. 1.IREA CNR MilanoItaly
  2. 2.IREA CNR MilanoItaly

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