A Crowdsourced Global Data Set for Validating Built-up Surface Layers

See, L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2665-7065, Georgieva, I. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5556-794X, Dürauer, M., Kemper, T., Corbane, C., Maffenini, L., Gallego, J., Pesaresi, M., et al. (2021). A Crowdsourced Global Data Set for Validating Built-up Surface Layers. 10.22022/asa/01-2021.112.

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This collection contains data that were collected during a crowdsourcing campaign using Geo-Wiki (https://www.geo-wiki.org/). The campaign involved visual interpretation of a sample that is designed for validating any existing global built-up surface product. A zipped shapefile (ValidationGrids.zip) contains the random stratified sample of 50K locations, which consist of 80x80m grids further sub-divided into 10m cells so there are 64 cells per grid. These locations were provided to the crowd, who used very high-resolution satellite images to label the grids as built-up (i.e., containing a building), non-built-up or unsure. The file (Geo-WikiBuilt-upCentroidsAll.csv) contains the data collected in the campaign summarized by the centroid (or central point of each 80m grid location). The data collected for all 64 cells per grid can be found in Geo-WikiBuilt-upCellsAll.csv. The Geo-Wiki campaign uses visually interpreted grid locations called control points as part of the scoring mechanism of Geo-Wiki for quality control. These control points are provided by centroid (Geo-WikiBuilt-upCentroidsControls.csv) and for all cells in the 80m grid (Geo-WikiBuilt-upCellsControls.csv). Finally, the file Strata.csv contains the mapping between the grid location and the sampling stratum used in the design of the sample.

Item Type: Data
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES)
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Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 16:05
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2024 05:00
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17545

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