Analyzing Volunteer Geographic Information Accuracy and Determining its Capabilities for Scientific Research Data

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/152055
Author(s):
Schwind, Michael Anthony; Davis, Kelsi; Baldridge, Payton
Tags:
GIS, VGI
thesis / dissertation description
The primary purpose of this research project is to develop, test, and evaluate a volunteered geographic information (VGI) based approach for collecting data in order to assess its accuracy and relativity to a field of scientific research. As such, this research project is composed of three specific aims: 1) Develop a series of mobile VGI applications, accompanying websites, and databases to enable the collection, storage, visualization, and analysis of VGI data; 2) perform usability studies with specific groups of end-users to evaluate the appropriateness of data model and application design; and 3) determine fitness-for-use of the data within a limited set of commonly-employed of spatial analysis techniques sought after by our test audience.