Citizen science data in peer-reviewed publications: The Geo-Wiki experience

Fritz S & Fraisl D (2018). Citizen science data in peer-reviewed publications: The Geo-Wiki experience. In: 4th Austrian Citizen Science Conference, 1-3 February 2018, Salzburg, Austria.

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Project: Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing to improve land cover and land-use information (CROWDLAND, FP7 617754)

Abstract

The role of citizen science in research is expanding, which often raises concerns about data quality. Recently, the Geo-Wiki team at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) has implemented two citizen science projects (e.g. FotoQuest Austria, Cropland Validation) focused on improving land use and land cover monitoring. In these projects, the team designed specific measures to enhance the quality of data provided by volunteers and in turn these citizen-driven results have led to peer-reviewed publications in key journals (e.g. Remote Sensing, Nature’s Scientific Data). As such, in this paper, we describe our methodology to improve data quality in citizen science projects and provide a series of recommendations on project design and implementation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizen science, crowdsourcing; land cover; land use; peer reviewed publications; data quality; Geo-Wiki; FotoQuest
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 12:11
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 07:05
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/15105

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