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The emergence of innovative web applications, often labelled as Web 2.0, has permitted an unprecedented increase of content created by non-specialist users. In particular, Location-based Social Networks (LBSN) are designed as platforms allowing the creation, storage and retrieval of vast amounts of georeferenced and user-generated contents. LBSN can thus be(More)
A set of developments within the field of geosensors is to engage citizens to act as sensors, thus providing so-called Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). There is a long tradition of non specialists contributing to the collection of geo-referenced information. Furthermore thanks to recent convergence of greater access to broadband connections, the(More)
Geographical Information Science (GI-Sc) has a new rising star and buzz-word: Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI). VGI describes a phenomenon that transfers the principles found in the Internet-based user-driven content of Web 2.0 to the particular case of geospatial data and information. As a research topic, this highly diverse data-source sees the(More)
Key Objectives of the Research Project To contribute to the development of the next generation Digital Earth by demonstrating how information generated by citizens can be used to complement official sources for the assessment and communication of forest fire risk. In particular, there are four key objectives: 1. To develop, test and deploy workflows able to(More)
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