Dresden, Aug 2013


The Dresden meeting took place at the same time as the 26th International Cartographic Conference. On the first day of the conference, a special session on the COST Action was held (S1-H) followed by a second session on EuroSDR and COST, where COST Action members presented VGI-relevant research.

On the second day, a Management Committee was held followed by meetings of the 4 Working Groups. The aim of the working group meetings was to outline the planned reviews to be undertaken in each of the working groups and to provide time for each working group to meet and discuss future activities.


Kolbein Arnason, Iceland Lucy Bastin, UK Cidalia Fonte, Portugal Giles Foody, UK
Dieter Fritsch, Germany Steffen Fritz, Austria Sonja Grossberndt, Norway Glen Hart, UK
Bin Jiang, Sweden Tobias Kellenberger, Switzerland Norman Kerle, The Netherlands Mari Laakso, Finland
Hai-Ying Liu, Norway Flavio Lupia, Italy Grega Milinski, Slovenia Peter Mooney, Ireland
Jeremy Morley, UK Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond, France Marco Painho, Portugal Petar Penev, Bulgaria
Andrea Podor, Hungary Duccio Rocchini, Italy Linda See, Austria Marinova Silveto, Bulgaria
Rumiana Vatseva, Bulgaria

Meeting Agenda (27 Aug 2013)

09.00 to 11.00 Management Committee Meeting
11.00 to 13.00 Presentations by WG leaders to outline the reviews
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 to 17.00 Individual WG meetings

Meeting Outcomes

Five papers were presented in Session S1-H from the TD1202 COST Action chair and the four working group chairs:

  • Foody, G.  Mapping and the Citizen Sensor: COST Action TD1202
  • See, L. et al. Managing and Acquiring Volunteered Geographic Information [pdf] [slides]
  • Kerle, N. Understanding and Influencing Contributors [pdf]
  • Hart, G. Map Production
  • Fonte, C. Map Evaluation

COST Action members (in bold) also presented papers in a second EuroSDR/COST session:

  • Fritsch, D. EuroSDR and Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Mooney, P. and Morley, J. The Joint AGILE/EuroSDR Project on Crowd-Sourced Mapping
  • Morley, J. The OSM-GB Project: Data Analysis, Data Quality and Web Service
  • Mooney, P. Understanding the activity of contributors to VGI projects. How, why, where, and when do they contribute geographic information [paper]
  • Liu, Z., Walter, V. and Fritsch, D. Conflation of National Mapping and Crowd-Sourced Data – A Comparison of Two Different Approaches [paper]

Future Activities

  • Working groups will liaise virtually in order to make progress on the reviews
  • A joint meeting will be held with COST Action IC1203 in London (Dec 2013) to discuss synergies and collaboration
  • A meeting of the working groups will be held at the same time to present progress on the reviews