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The Sketch Map Tool Facilitates the Assessment of OpenStreetMap Data for Participatory Mapping

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Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Institute of Computer Science, Goethe University, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters—CEMADEN, 12247-016 São José dos Campos, Brazil
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Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology, Heidelberg University (HeiGIT), 69118 Heidelberg, Germany
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Getulio Vargas Foundation, Center of Public Administration and Government (FGV CEAPG), 01313-902 São Paulo, Brazil
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Institute of Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Academic Editors: A. Yair Grinberger, Marco Minghini, Peter Mooney, Levente Juhász, Godwin Yeboah and Wolfgang Kainz
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10(3), 130; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10030130
Received: 28 December 2020 / Revised: 11 February 2021 / Accepted: 24 February 2021 / Published: 3 March 2021
A worldwide increase in the number of people and areas affected by disasters has led to more and more approaches that focus on the integration of local knowledge into disaster risk reduction processes. The research at hand shows a method for formalizing this local knowledge via sketch maps in the context of flooding. The Sketch Map Tool enables not only the visualization of this local knowledge and analyses of OpenStreetMap data quality but also the communication of the results of these analyses in an understandable way. Since the tool will be open-source and several analyses are made automatically, the tool also offers a method for local governments in areas where historic data or financial means for flood mitigation are limited. Example analyses for two cities in Brazil show the functionalities of the tool and allow the evaluation of its applicability. Results depict that the fitness-for-purpose analysis of the OpenStreetMap data reveals promising results to identify whether the sketch map approach can be used in a certain area or if citizens might have problems with marking their flood experiences. In this way, an intrinsic quality analysis is incorporated into a participatory mapping approach. Additionally, different paper formats offered for printing enable not only individual mapping but also group mapping. Future work will focus on advancing the automation of all steps of the tool to allow members of local governments without specific technical knowledge to apply the Sketch Map Tool for their own study areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: OpenStreetMap quality evaluation; field papers; field mapping; disaster risk management; flood risk perception; flooding OpenStreetMap quality evaluation; field papers; field mapping; disaster risk management; flood risk perception; flooding
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Klonner, C.; Hartmann, M.; Dischl, R.; Djami, L.; Anderson, L.; Raifer, M.; Lima-Silva, F.; Castro Degrossi, L.; Zipf, A.; Porto de Albuquerque, J. The Sketch Map Tool Facilitates the Assessment of OpenStreetMap Data for Participatory Mapping. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10, 130. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10030130

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Klonner C, Hartmann M, Dischl R, Djami L, Anderson L, Raifer M, Lima-Silva F, Castro Degrossi L, Zipf A, Porto de Albuquerque J. The Sketch Map Tool Facilitates the Assessment of OpenStreetMap Data for Participatory Mapping. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2021; 10(3):130. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10030130

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Klonner, Carolin, Maximilian Hartmann, Rebecca Dischl, Lily Djami, Liana Anderson, Martin Raifer, Fernanda Lima-Silva, Lívia Castro Degrossi, Alexander Zipf, and João Porto de Albuquerque. 2021. "The Sketch Map Tool Facilitates the Assessment of OpenStreetMap Data for Participatory Mapping" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 10, no. 3: 130. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10030130

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