Crowdsourcing Geospatial Information: The Benefits and Potential
The rise and rise of Web 2.0 has transformed the internet once and for all from a static depository of information into the massive, social and participatory medium that it is today. High-speed networks, the smartphone revolution, social media, and distributed information sharing from people from all corners of the globe has changed the data landscape for good.
With this has emerged an ever-increasing body of crowdsourced geospatial information, with dedicated communities and thousands upon thousands of non-professional users voluntarily contributing data.
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