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Open Community-Based Crowdsourcing Geoportal for Earth Observation Products: A Model Design and Prototype Implementation

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Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran 14778-93855, Iran
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Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10(1), 24; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010024
Received: 27 November 2020 / Revised: 26 December 2020 / Accepted: 10 January 2021 / Published: 12 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Citizen Science and Geospatial Capacity Building)
Over the past few decades, geoportals have been considered as the key technological solutions for easy access to Earth observation (EO) products, and the implementation of spatial data infrastructure (SDI). However, less attention has been paid to developing an efficient model for crowdsourcing EO products through geoportals. To this end, a new model called the “Open Community-Based Crowdsourcing Geoportal for Earth Observation Products” (OCCGEOP) was proposed in this study. The model was developed based on the concepts of volunteered geographic information (VGI) and community-based geoportals using the latest open technological solutions. The key contribution lies in the conceptualization of the frameworks for automated publishing of standard map services such as the Web Map Service (WMS) and the Web Coverage Service (WCS) from heterogeneous EO products prepared by volunteers as well as the communication portion to request voluntary publication of the map services and giving feedback for quality assessment and assurance. To evaluate the feasibility and performance of the proposed model, a prototype implementation was carried out by conducting a pilot study in Iran. The results showed that the OCCGEOP is compatible with the priorities of the new generations of geoportals, having some unique features and promising performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: community-based geoportal; citizen science; crowdsourced earth observation product; volunteered geographic information (VGI); remote sensing; spatial data infrastructure (SDI) community-based geoportal; citizen science; crowdsourced earth observation product; volunteered geographic information (VGI); remote sensing; spatial data infrastructure (SDI)
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Vahidnia, M.H.; Vahidi, H. Open Community-Based Crowdsourcing Geoportal for Earth Observation Products: A Model Design and Prototype Implementation. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10, 24. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010024

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Vahidnia MH, Vahidi H. Open Community-Based Crowdsourcing Geoportal for Earth Observation Products: A Model Design and Prototype Implementation. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2021; 10(1):24. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010024

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Vahidnia, Mohammad H., and Hossein Vahidi. 2021. "Open Community-Based Crowdsourcing Geoportal for Earth Observation Products: A Model Design and Prototype Implementation" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 10, no. 1: 24. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010024

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