Using student volunteers to crowdsource land cover information

Albrecht, F., Zussner, M., Perger, C., Durauer, M., See, L. ORCID:, McCallum, I. ORCID:, Fritz, S. ORCID:, & Kainz, W. (2014). Using student volunteers to crowdsource land cover information. In: GI_Forum 2014. Geospatial Innovation for Society – Conference Proceedings. Eds. Vogler, R., Car, A., Strobl, J., & Griesebner, G., pp. 314-317 Vienna, Austria: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press. ISBN 978-3-87907-545-4

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Accurate geospatial cropland information is one of several critical input parameters needed
for the assessment of food security and for achieving sustainable development. However,
current land cover products are either not accurate enough or lacking in many food insecure
countries. Here we demonstrate how we can use the Geo-Wiki crowdsourcing tool and
student volunteers to generate a cropland map of Myanmar, and validate a global hybrid
cropland map. The preliminary results clearly indicate that the method could be applied in a
similar manner to other countries.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: In: R. Vogler, A. Car, J. Strobl, and G. Griesebner (Eds.); Proceedings, GI_Forum 2014 - Geospatial Innovation for Society; 1-4 July 2014, Salzburg, Austria pp.314-317 (2014)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:52
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 05:00

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