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Voluntary geographic information for spatial data infrastructures?

Date:
16 April 2010
 
Location:
Wageningen University, Gaia, Room 1, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, Wageningen
 
Participation:
free of charge.
 
Registration:
For registration, please send an email to Antoinette Stoffers (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.).
 

The workshop is organized by the Wageningen University and the Subcommission Geo-Information Infra-structure of the Netherlands Geodetic Commission.

Traditionally geographic data are captured by well trained specialist using state of the art technology. Recent developments like Web 2.0 platforms, GPS enabled cell phones and sensor technology make cap-turing of geographic data no longer the exclusive domain of well trained professionals, but opens new possibilities for involvement of citizens. Every human is able to capture geographic information about social and environmental phenomena. Internet provides the means to upload those observations and share it with other users. Information about places of interests, bird species, GPS tracking of bike and hik-ing routes are examples of this user generated content. The term 'Volunteered Geographic Information' (VGI) is used to describe user generated geographic information.

In this one day workshop, on the occasion of the PhD defence of Lukasz Grus, the nature, developments and challenges of voluntary geographic information will be presented. The (potential) influence of VGI on Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) will be discussed.

Program

9.00
Opening
Prof.Dr.Ir. A.K. Bregt, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
 
09.10
Overview of VGI initiatives
Ir. W. Catstelein, Universidad Politechnica de Madrid, Spain
 
09.45
Motives for VGI participants
Prof. dr. Z. Nedovic-Budic, University College Dublin, Ireland
Nama Raj Budhathoki, University of Illinois, USA
 
10.30
Coffee Break
 
10.45
VGI: Case Studies and Accuracy Investigations
Prof.Dr. D.J. Coleman, University of New Brunswick, Canada
 
11.30
Legal issues of VGI
Dr. K. Janssen, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven
 
12.15
Lunch
 
13.00
VGI practicing is preaching
Dr.Ir. R.J.A. van Lammeren, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
 
13.45
Discussion and formulation of research topics
Prof.Dr.Ir. A.K. Bregt
 
15.00
Transfer to Aula
 
16.00
PhD Defense Lukasz Grus
 
18.00
Reception
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