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Title: Investigating the Feasibility of Geo-Tagged Photographs as Sources of Land Cover Input Data
Authors: Antoniou, Vyron 
Fonte, Cidália 
See, Linda 
Estima, Jacinto 
Arsanjani, Jamal 
Lupia, Flavio 
Minghini, Marco 
Foody, Giles 
Fritz, Steffen 
Issue Date: 13-May-2016
Citation: Antoniou, V.; Fonte, C.C.; See, L.; Estima, J.; Arsanjani, J.J.; Lupia, F.; Minghini, M.; Foody, G.; Fritz, S. Investigating the Feasibility of Geo-Tagged Photographs as Sources of Land Cover Input Data. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 64.
Project: COST Action TD1202 “Mapping and Citizen Sensor” http://www.citizen-sensor-cost.eu 
COST Action IC1203 “ENERGIC” http://vgibox.eu/ 
ERC CrowdLand project (No. 617754) 
FCT (project UID/MULTI/00308/2013) 
Serial title, monograph or event: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Volume: 5
Issue: 5
Abstract: Geo-tagged photographs are used increasingly as a source of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), which could potentially be used for land use and land cover applications. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the feasibility of using this source of spatial information for three use cases related to land cover: Calibration, validation and verification. We first provide an inventory of the metadata that are collected with geo-tagged photographs and then consider what elements would be essential, desirable, or unnecessary for the aforementioned use cases. Geo-tagged photographs were then extracted from Flickr, Panoramio and Geograph for an area of London, UK, and classified based on their usefulness for land cover mapping including an analysis of the accompanying metadata. Finally, we discuss protocols for geo-tagged photographs for use of VGI in relation to land cover applications.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/41996
Other Identifiers: 10.3390/ijgi5050064
DOI: 10.3390/ijgi5050064
10.3390/ijgi5050064
10.3390/ijgi5050064
Rights: openAccess
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