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Mapping and the Citizen Sensor

  • Category: Computer
  • Author: Giles Foody (Editor),‎ Linda See (Editor),‎ Steffen Fritz (Editor)
  • License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • File type: PDF (400 pages)

Read and download free eBook intituled Mapping and the Citizen Sensor in format PDF (400 pages) – 400 pages created by Giles Foody (Editor),‎ Linda See (Editor),‎ Steffen Fritz (Editor).

Maps are a fundamental resource in a diverse array of applications ranging from everyday activities, such as route planning through the legal demarcation of space to scientific studies, such as those seeking to understand biodiversity and inform the design of nature reserves for species conservation. For a map to have value, it should provide an accurate and timely representation of the phenomenon depicted and this can be a challenge in a dynamic world.

Fortunately, mapping activities have benefitted greatly from recent advances in geoinformation technologies. Satellite remote sensing, for example, now offers unparalleled data acquisition and authoritative mapping agencies have developed systems for the routine production of maps in accordance with strict standards.

Until recently, much mapping activity was in the exclusive realm of authoritative agencies but technological development has also allowed the rise of the amateur mapping community. The proliferation of inexpensive and highly mobile and location aware devices together with Web 2.0 technology have fostered the emergence of the citizen as a source of data.

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