Below are outputs generated by the Action to date.


Scientific Papers

  • Antoniou, V., Fonte, C., See, L., Jokar Arsanjani, J., Lupea, F., Minghini, M., Foody, G. and Fritz, S. (2016): Investigating the feasibility of photographs as sources of land cover data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 5(5), 64; doi:10.3390/ijgi5050064
  • Antoniou, V., Laakso, M., Minghini, M., Mooney, P., Skopeliti, A., Raimond, A. (In revisions): Towards a protocol for the collection of VGI vector data. Journal of Location Based Services.
  • Basiri, A., Amirian, P. and Mooney, P. (2016): The use of crowd-sourced trajectories for an automated OSM data entry approach. Sensors. Accepted and in press.
  • Bechtel, B., Alexander, P., Böhner, J., Ching, J., Conrad, O., Feddema, J., Mills, G., See, L. and Stewart, I. (2015): Mapping local climate zones for a worldwide database of form and function of cities. International Journal of Geographic Information, 4(1), 199-219. doi:10.3390/ijgi4010199.
  • Brovelli, M.A., Minghini, M., Molinari, M., Mooney, P. (2016): Towards an automated comparison of OpenStreetMap with authoritative road datasets. Transactions in GIS. doi:10.1111/tgis.12182
  • Comber, A. Fonte, C., Foody, G., Fritz, S., Harris, P., Raimond-Olteanu, A.-M. and See, L. (2016): Geographically weighted evidence combination approaches for combining discordant and inconsistent volunteered geographical information. Geomatica 20(3)  503–527
  • Comber, A., Mooney, P., Purves, R.S., Rocchini, D., Walz, A. (2016): Crowdsourcing: It matters who the crowd are. The impacts of between group variations in recording land cover. Plos One.
  • Fonte, C.C., Bastin, L., See, L., Foody, G. & Lupia, F. (2015): Usability of VGI for validation of land cover maps. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 29(7), 1269-1291. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1018266
  • Jokar Arsanjani, J., See, L., Tayyebi, A. (2016): Assessing the suitability of GlobeLand30 for mapping land cover in Germany. International Journal of Digital Earth. doi:10.1080/17538947.2016.1151956
  • Liu, H.-Y., Kobernus, M., Broday, D. and Bartonova, E. (2014): A conceptual approach to a citizens observatory – supporting community-based environmental governance. Environmental Health, 13, 107. Available from here.
  • Mooney P., Minghini M. and Stanley-Jones F. (2015): Observations on an OpenStreetMap mapping party organised as a social event during an open source GIS conference. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, 10: 138-150. doi: 10.2902/1725-0463.2015.10.art7.
  • Olteanu-Raimond, A.-M., Hart, G., Foody, G. M., Touya, G., Kellenberger, T. and Demetriou, D. (2015): The scale of VGI in map production: A perspective of European National Mapping Agencies. Transactions in GIS. doi:10.1111/tgis.12189
  • Garzon-Lopeza, C.X., Bastin, L., Foody, G.M. and Rocchini, D. 2016. A virtual species set for robust and reproducible species distribution modelling tests. Data in Brief,  7, 476–479. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2016.02.058
  • See, L., Mooney, P., Foody, G., Bastin, L., Comber, A., Estima, J., Fritz, S., Kerle, N., Jiang, B., Laakso, M., Liu, H.-Y., Milčinski, G., Nikšič, M., Painho, M., Pődör, A., Olteanu-Raimond, A.-M., Rutzinger, M. 2016. Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science or Volunteered Geographic Information? The current state of crowdsourced geographic information. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. doi:10.3390/ijgi5050055
  • Vertockt, S., Gerke, M. & Kerle, N. (2015): Geolocalization of crowdsourced images for 3-D modeling of city points of interest. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12(8): 1670 – 1674. 10.1109/LGRS.2015.2418816

Conference Papers

Presented at ICC 2013 (Dresden, Germany)

  • Mapping and the Citizen Sensor: COST Action TD1202
    Giles Foody (UK)
  • Activities of COST Action WG 1: Acquiring and Managing Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) [pdf]
    Linda See (AT), Kolbein Arnason (IC), Lucy Bastin (UK), Alexis Comber (UK), Jacinto Estima (PT), Steffen Fritz (AT), Bin Jiang (SE), Kostas Karatsas (EL), Artur Krukowski (EL), Mari Laakso (FI), Hai-Ying Liu (NO), Chris Phillips (UK), Peter Mooney (IE), Christian Schill (DE), Grega Milčinski (SI), Marco Painho (PT), Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond (FR), Tapani Sarjakoski (FI), Sonja Sousa (EE) and Giles Foody (UK)
  • Understanding and Influencing Contributors [pdf]
    Norman Kerle (NL)
  • Map Production
    Glen Hart (UK)
  • Map Evaluation
    Cidalia Fonte (PT)

Presented at AGILE 2014 (Castellon, Spain)

  • Semantic analysis of Citizen Sensing, Crowdsourcing and VGI [pdf]
    Alexis Comber (UK), Sven Schade, Linda See (AT), Peter Mooney (IE) and Giles Foody (UK)
  • Comparative study of Land Use/Cover classification using Flickr photos, satellite imagery and Corine Land Cover database [pdf]
    Jacinto Estima (PT), Cidália Fonte (PT) and Marco Painho (PT)
  • Cropland Capture: A Gaming Approach to Improve Global Land Cover [pdf]
    Linda See (AT), Tobias Sturn, Christoph Perger, Steffen Fritz (AT), Ian McCallum and Carl Salk

Presented at ISRSE 2015 (Berlin, Germany)

Assessment of the added value of OpenStreetMap for land cover/land use mapping [ppt]
Jamal Jokar Arsanjani (DE), Myroslava Lesiv, Linda See (AT), Grega Milcinski (SI), Cidalia Fonte (PT), Lucy Bastin (UK), Jacinto Estima (PT/ESR), Flavio Lupia (IT) and Steffen Fritz (AT)

Presented at the Workshop ‘Recuperiamo terreno – Politiche, azioni e misure per un uso sostenibile del suolo’ (6 May 2015, Milan, Italy)

Analisi esplorativa del potenziale delle fotografie georeferenziate condivise pubblicamente per il monitoraggio dei cambiamenti in aree urbane Available in: ISPRA Atti Volume I. ISBN 978-88-448-0710-8
Flavio Lupia (IT), Jacinto Estima (PT) and Marco Painho (PT)

Presented at FOSS4G Europe 2015 (Como, Italy)

A FOSS4G-based procedure to compare OpenStreetMap and authoritative road network datasets [pdf]
Maria Antonia Brovelli (IT), Marco Minghini (IT), Monia Molinari and Peter Mooney (IE)

Presented at ISSDQ 2015 (La Grande Motte, France)

  • VGI quality control [pdf]]
    Cidalia Fonte (PT), Lucy Bastin (UK), Giles Foody (UK), Tobias Kellenberger (CH), Norman Kerle (NL), Peter Mooney (IE), Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond (FR) and Linda See (AT)
  • Measures and indicators of VGI quality: A review [pdf]
    Vyron Antoniou (EL) and Andelina Skopeliti (EL)
  • A methodology for assessing OpenStreetMap degree of coverage for purposes of land cover mapping [pdf]
    Alexandra Ribeiro (PT) and Cidalia Fonte (PT)
  • Comparing national differences in what the people perceive to be there: mapping variations in crowd sourced land cover [pdf]
    Alexis Comber (UK), Peter Mooney (IE), Ross Purves (CH), Duccio Rocchini (IT) and Ariane Walz
  • Explicitly account for uncertainty in crowdsourced data for species distribution modeling [pdf]
    Duccio Rocchini (IT), Alexis Comber (UK), Carol Ximena Garzon-Lopez, Markus Neteler, A. Marcia Barbosa, Matteo Marcantonio, Quentin Groom, Cidalia Fonte (PT) and Giles Foody (UK)

Presented at VIII Conferência Nacional de Cartografia e Geodesia October 29-30 2015 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Assessing OSM road positional quality with authoritative data [pdf]
Francesco Antunes, Cidalia Fonte (PT), Maria Brovelli (IT), Marco Minghini (IT), Monia Molinari and Peter Mooney (IE)

Presented at the 24th GIS Research UK (GISRUK 2016) Conference, 30 March – 1 April 2016 (Greenwich, UK)

Patterns of tagging in OpenStreetMap data in urban areas [pdf]
Nikola Davidovic (RS) and Peter Mooney (IE)

Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment April 4-8 2016 (Cyprus)

Uncertainty of OpenStreetMap data for the road network in Cyprus [pdf] Published in http://SPIE.org/manuscripts
Demetris Demetriou (CY)

Presented at the ISCRAM 2016 Conference May 2016 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (and output from the HSenSIG training school)

How volunteered geographic information can be integrated into emergency management practice? First lessons learned from an urban fire simulation in the city of Coimbra [pdf]
João Porto de Albuquerque, Cidália C. Fonte (PT), J.-P. de Almeida and Alberto Cardoso

Papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Cartography & GIS / Seminar with EU cooperation on Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management in the Black Sea resort of Albena, Bulgaria, 13-17 June 2016

VGI Papers
Automated Methodology for Converting OSM Data into a Land Use/Cover Map
Cidália Costa Fonte (PT), Marco Minghini (IT), Vyron Antoniou (EL), Linda See (AT), Maria Antonia Brovelli (IT) and Grega Milcinski (SI)

Using OSM, Geo-Tagged Flickr Photos and Authoritative Data: A Quality Perspective
Vyron Antoniou (EL), Andriani Skopeliti (EL), Cidália Costa Fonte (PT), Linda See (AT) and Seraphim Alvanides (UK)

Crowdsourcing and VGI in National Map Agency Data Collection
Daphne Bol (NL), Magdalena Grus (NL) and Mari Laakso (FI)

Other papers presented

GIS-Based Automated Valuation Models (AVM) for Land Consolidation Schemes
Demetris Demetriou (CY)

Specialized Mapping in Bulgaria
Petar Penev (BG)

Including Geospatial Tools for Agriculture Education in Developing Countries: a Case for Cape Verde and Mozambique
Marco Painho (PT), Alexandre Baptista, Ali Atumane and Elsa Simões

From Big to Smart Spatial Data for Decision Making in Disaster Management
Milan Konecny (CZ)

Disaster Management of a Conference During a Flood (Concerning 5th ICC&GIS Flood and Evacuation of 92 Participants)
Temenoujka Bandrova (BG), Sisi Zlatanova and Milan Konecny (CZ)

General Concept of Educational Programs for Students’ Disaster Response
Silvia Marinova (BG) and Kristina Kehayova

Georeferencing Imprecise Historical Place Names by a Multi-Criteria Approach
Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond (FR) and Marie-Dominique van Damme

Mapping Urban Green Spaces Based on Remote Sensing Data: Case Studies in Bulgaria and Slovakia
Rumiana Vatseva (BG), Monika Kopecka, Jan Otahel, Konstantin Rosina, Atanas Kitev and Stefan Genchev

Paper presented at the 19th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, Helsinki, Finland, 14-17 June 2016

An analysis of tagging practices and patterns in urban areas in OpenStreetMap [pdf]
Nikola Davidovic (RS), Peter Mooney (IE), Leonid Stoimenov

Paper presented at the IEEE SENSORS 2016 conference, Orlando USA, 30 Oct-2 Nov 2016

A Lorentz Force MEMS Magnetometer
Sedat Pala, Meltem Cicek, Kivanc Azgin (TR)


Presented at AGILE 2013 (Castellon, Spain)

Enhancing the Role of Citizen Sensors in Mapping: COST Action TD1202 [pdf]
Giles Foody (UK), Steffen Fritz (AT), Linda See (AT), Norman Kerle (NL), Glen Hart (UK) and Cidalia Fonte (PT)

Presented at AGILE 2015 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Good Practice Guidelines for Assessing VGI Data Quality [pdf]
Cidalia Fonte (PT), Lucy Bastin (UK), Linda See (AT), Giles Foody (UK) and Jacinto Estima (PT/ESR)

Presented at ISSDQ 2015 (La Grande Motte, France)

Assessment of the Volunteered Geographical Information feedback system for the Dutch topographical key register [pdf]
Magdalena Grus (NL) and Daniel Te Winkel

Presented at the final COST Action meeting (London, UK)

An Open Source Procedure to Assess the Quality of the OpenStreetMap Road Network [pdf]
Monia Elisa Molinari, Marco Minghini (IT), Gabriele Prestifilippo (IT), Maria Antonia Brovelli (IT) and Peter Mooney (IE)

Assessment of the Volunteered Geographic Information Feedback System for the Dutch Topographical Key Register [pdf]
Magdalena Grus (NL)and Daniël te Winkel (NL)

Developing a Guidance Tool for VGI Contributors [pdf]
Vyron Antoniou (EL), Cidalia Fonte (PT), Marco Minghini (IT), Linda See (AT), Adriani Skopeliti (EL)

hackAIR: a Collective Awareness Platform for Outdoor Air Pollution [pdf]
Hai-Ying Liu (NO), Sonia Grossberndt (NO) and the hackAIR Consortium

Mapping and Analysing Environmental Noise using Smart Phones – A Hungarian Case Study [pdf]
Andrea Pődör (HU) and Erika Göcsei (HU)

New Tools in the Finnish-Portuguese School Week [pdf]
Jari Silander (FI), Juhani Kettunen (FI) and M. Lindholm (FI)

Opportunities for Volunteered Geographic Information Use in Spatial Planning [pdf]
Matej Nikšič (SI), Michele Campagna (IT) and others

Optimization of 3-D modeling of city points of interest by geolocalization of crowdsourced images and semantic scene understanding [pdf]
Steven Verstockt (BE), Markus Gerke (BE) and Norman Kerle (NL)

Using Object-Based Image Analysis to Support Crowdsourcing [pdf]
Lucian Dragut

VGI Quality [pdf]
Cidalia Fonte (PT), Vyron Antoniou (EL), Linda See (AT), Marco Minghini (IT), Adriani Skopeliti (EL), Lucy Bastin (UK), Giles Foody (UK)