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Mooney P.;Corcoran P.;Winstanley A.
GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
Towards quality metrics for OpenStreetMap
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OpenStreetMap Quality of spatial data Shape representation
Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is currently a "hot topic" in the GIS community. The OpenStreetMap (OSM) project is one of the most popular and well supported examples of VGI. Traditional measures of spatial data quality are often not applicable to OSM as in many cases it is not possible to access ground-truth spatial data for all regions mapped by OSM. We investigate to develop measures of quality for OSM which operate in an unsupervised manner without reference to a "trusted" source of ground-truth data. We provide results of analysis of OSM data from several European countries. The results highlight specific quality issues in OSM. Results of comparing OSM with ground-truth data for Ireland are also presented. © 2010 ACM.
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