Using crowdsourcing to examine land acquisitions in Ethiopia

Albrecht F, Perger C, Schill C, See L, McCallum I, Collins R, & Fritz S (2013). Using crowdsourcing to examine land acquisitions in Ethiopia. In: GI_Forum 2013 - Creating the GISociety. Conference Proceedings.

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Abstract

Land grabbing is a global phenomenon that has radically increased since 2005. Global and national estimates are highly uncertain due to the rapid pace of acquisition and lack of transparency. Here we demonstrate that through the use of the Geo-Wiki crowdsourcing tool and volunteers, we can estimate areas of settlement and cultivation that are part of large-scale land transactions for known areas where land acquisitions have taken place as well as for Ethiopia as a whole.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: In: T Jekel, A Car, J Strobel, G Griesebner (Eds); GI_Forum 2013 - Creating the GISociety. Conference Proceedings; Geoinformatics Forum, 2-5 July 2013, Salzburg, Austria pp.100-104
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 12:35
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10678

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