Volunteered Geographic Information


The Center for Spatial Studies (spatial@ucsb) is collaborating with researchers from The Ohio State University and the University of Washington to undertake a systematic and empirically-informed study of VGI. The three areas of investigation are:

  • Evaluating content and quality. Inventory and classify current VGI production; assess quality in terms of error and uncertainty.
  • Methods and techniques. Developing and evaluating computational methods and techniques for synthesizing and analyzing VGI.
  • Social processes. Examining the social production and implications of VGI, including the factors motivating and constraining contributors as well as privacy concerns.

For more information, visit  vgi-net