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Analysis of OpenStreetMap Data Quality at Different Stages of a Participatory Mapping Process: Evidence from Slums in Africa and Asia

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Institute for Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7EZ, UK
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Centre for Health, Population and Development, Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
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National Institute for Health Research Project, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State 200284, Nigeria
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Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Community Health Sciences Department, Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
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African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
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Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State 200284, Nigeria
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Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Nigerian Academy of Science, Lagos 100213, Nigeria
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State 200284, Nigeria
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Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State 200284, Nigeria
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Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State 200284, Nigeria
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Department of General Education, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
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Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State 200284, Nigeria
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10(4), 265; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10040265
Received: 31 January 2021 / Revised: 26 March 2021 / Accepted: 4 April 2021 / Published: 14 April 2021
This paper examines OpenStreetMap data quality at different stages of a participatory mapping process in seven slums in Africa and Asia. Data were drawn from an OpenStreetMap-based participatory mapping process developed as part of a research project focusing on understanding inequalities in healthcare access of slum residents in the Global South. Descriptive statistics and qualitative analysis were employed to examine the following research question: What is the spatial data quality of collaborative remote mapping achieved by volunteer mappers in morphologically complex urban areas? Findings show that the completeness achieved by remote mapping largely depends on the morphology and characteristics of slums such as building density and rooftop architecture, varying from 84% in the best case, to zero in the most difficult site. The major scientific contribution of this study is to provide evidence on the spatial data quality of remotely mapped data through volunteer mapping efforts in morphologically complex urban areas such as slums; the results could provide insights into how much fieldwork would be needed in what level of complexity and to what extent the involvement of local volunteers in these efforts is required. View Full-Text
Keywords: OpenStreetMap; data quality; participatory mapping stages; slum; remote mapping and fieldwork; completeness; volunteered geographic information; humanitarian mapping; Africa; Asia OpenStreetMap; data quality; participatory mapping stages; slum; remote mapping and fieldwork; completeness; volunteered geographic information; humanitarian mapping; Africa; Asia
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Yeboah, G.; Porto de Albuquerque, J.; Troilo, R.; Tregonning, G.; Perera, S.; Ahmed, S.A.K.S.; Ajisola, M.; Alam, O.; Aujla, N.; Azam, S.I.; Azeem, K.; Bakibinga, P.; Chen, Y.-F.; Choudhury, N.N.; Diggle, P.J.; Fayehun, O.; Gill, P.; Griffiths, F.; Harris, B.; Iqbal, R.; Kabaria, C.; Ziraba, A.K.; Khan, A.Z.; Kibe, P.; Kisia, L.; Kyobutungi, C.; Lilford, R.J.; Madan, J.J.; Mbaya, N.; Mberu, B.; Mohamed, S.F.; Muir, H.; Nazish, A.; Njeri, A.; Odubanjo, O.; Omigbodun, A.; Osuh, M.E.; Owoaje, E.; Oyebode, O.; Pitidis, V.; Rahman, O.; Rizvi, N.; Sartori, J.; Smith, S.; Taiwo, O.J.; Ulbrich, P.; Uthman, O.A.; Watson, S.I.; Wilson, R.; Yusuf, R. Analysis of OpenStreetMap Data Quality at Different Stages of a Participatory Mapping Process: Evidence from Slums in Africa and Asia. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10, 265. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10040265

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Yeboah G, Porto de Albuquerque J, Troilo R, Tregonning G, Perera S, Ahmed SAKS, Ajisola M, Alam O, Aujla N, Azam SI, Azeem K, Bakibinga P, Chen Y-F, Choudhury NN, Diggle PJ, Fayehun O, Gill P, Griffiths F, Harris B, Iqbal R, Kabaria C, Ziraba AK, Khan AZ, Kibe P, Kisia L, Kyobutungi C, Lilford RJ, Madan JJ, Mbaya N, Mberu B, Mohamed SF, Muir H, Nazish A, Njeri A, Odubanjo O, Omigbodun A, Osuh ME, Owoaje E, Oyebode O, Pitidis V, Rahman O, Rizvi N, Sartori J, Smith S, Taiwo OJ, Ulbrich P, Uthman OA, Watson SI, Wilson R, Yusuf R. Analysis of OpenStreetMap Data Quality at Different Stages of a Participatory Mapping Process: Evidence from Slums in Africa and Asia. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2021; 10(4):265. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10040265

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Yeboah, Godwin; Porto de Albuquerque, João; Troilo, Rafael; Tregonning, Grant; Perera, Shanaka; Ahmed, Syed A.K.S.; Ajisola, Motunrayo; Alam, Ornob; Aujla, Navneet; Azam, Syed I.; Azeem, Kehkashan; Bakibinga, Pauline; Chen, Yen-Fu; Choudhury, Nazratun N.; Diggle, Peter J.; Fayehun, Olufunke; Gill, Paramjit; Griffiths, Frances; Harris, Bronwyn; Iqbal, Romaina; Kabaria, Caroline; Ziraba, Abdhalah K.; Khan, Afreen Z.; Kibe, Peter; Kisia, Lyagamula; Kyobutungi, Catherine; Lilford, Richard J.; Madan, Jason J.; Mbaya, Nelson; Mberu, Blessing; Mohamed, Shukri F.; Muir, Helen; Nazish, Ahsana; Njeri, Anne; Odubanjo, Oladoyin; Omigbodun, Akinyinka; Osuh, Mary E.; Owoaje, Eme; Oyebode, Oyinlola; Pitidis, Vangelis; Rahman, Omar; Rizvi, Narjis; Sartori, Jo; Smith, Simon; Taiwo, Olalekan J.; Ulbrich, Philipp; Uthman, Olalekan A.; Watson, Samuel I.; Wilson, Ria; Yusuf, Rita. 2021. "Analysis of OpenStreetMap Data Quality at Different Stages of a Participatory Mapping Process: Evidence from Slums in Africa and Asia" ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 10, no. 4: 265. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10040265

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