Crowdsourcing The National Map

Cartography and Geographic Information Science
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Abstract

Using crowdsourcing techniques, the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) project known as “The National Map Corps (TNMCorps)” encourages citizen scientists to collect and edit data about man-made structures in an effort to provide accurate and authoritative map data for the USGS National Geospatial Program’s web-based The National Map. VGI is not new to the USGS, but past efforts have been hampered by available technologies. Building on lessons learned, TNMCorps volunteers are successfully editing 10 different structure types in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Crowdsourcing The National Map
Series title Cartography and Geographic Information Science
DOI 10.1080/15230406.2015.1059187
Volume 42
Issue sup1
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) NGTOC Rolla
Description 4 p.
First page 54
Last page 57