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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 131, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-131-2018
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 131, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-131-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  26 Sep 2018

26 Sep 2018

Volunteered geographical information, crowdsourcing, citizen science and neogeography are not the same

Antony K. Cooper1,2, Serena Coetzee2, and Derrick G. Kourie3 Antony K. Cooper et al.
  • 1Built Environment, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2Centre for Geoinformation Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 3Department of Information Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Keywords: Citizen science, Crowdsource, Neogeography, User-generated content, UGC, Volunteered geographical information, VGI

Abstract. The terms user-generated content, volunteered geographical information, crowdsourcing, citizen science and neogeography are elucidated. The purpose is to expose the range of meanings associated with these terms, and to promote consensus as to their scope and meaning, thereby enhancing the clarity with which discourse around these phenomena may occur, both in the research and popular context.

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