OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, and Applications

  title={OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, and Applications},
  author={Jamal Jokar Arsanjani and Alexander Zipf and Peter Mooney and Marco Helbich},
  journal={OpenStreetMap in GIScience},
This edited volume presents a collection of lessons learned with, and research conducted on, OpenStreetMap, the goal being to promote the projects integration. The respective chapters address a) state-of-the-art and cutting-edge approaches to data quality analysis in OpenStreetMap, b) investigations on understanding OpenStreetMap contributors and the nature of their contributions, c) identifying patterns of contributions and contributors, d) applications of OpenStreetMap in different domains, e… 

OSM Science - The Academic Study of the OpenStreetMap Project, Data, Contributors, Community, and Applications

This paper is an Editorial for the Special Issue titled “OpenStreetMap as a multidisciplinary nexus: perspectives, practices and procedures”. The Special Issue is largely based on the talks presented

OpenStreetMap history for intrinsic quality assessment: Is OSM up-to-date?

“Is OSM up-to-date?” is presented, an open source web application addressing the need of OSM contributors, community leaders and researchers to quickly assess OSM intrinsic quality based on the object history for any specific region.

Systematic Literature Review of Data Quality Within OpenStreetMap

A systematic literature review is performed to find existing literature which is focused upon various quality issues in crowd-sourced data and found that major focus of researchers is on assessment of positional accuracy of OpenStreetMap data.

Exploring Urban Form Through Openstreetmap Data: A Visual Introduction

  • G. Boeing
  • Computer Science
    SSRN Electronic Journal
  • 2020
This chapter demonstrates the OSMnx toolkit for automatically downloading, modeling, analyzing, and visualizing spatial big data from OpenStreetMap and explores patterns and configurations in street networks and buildings around the world computationally through visualization methods that help compress urban complexity into comprehensible artifacts that reflect the human experience of the built environment.

Jakość danych OpenStreetMap – analiza informacji o budynkach na terenie Siedlecczyzny

The commonly observed heterogeneous characteristics of OpenStreetMap geospatial data are looked into and the vague semantic and quality foundations of this important grass-roots initiative are draws attention to.

MethOSM: a methodology for computing composite indicators derived from OpenStreetMap data

MethOSM is proposed—a systematic methodology for computing indicators derived from OpenStreetMap data that contributes to an effective and efficient use of OSM data for the purpose of computing indicators.

Citizen Contributions and Minor Heritage: Feedback on Modeling and Visualising an Information Mash-up

  • J. BlaiseI. DudekG. Saygi
  • Sociology
    2018 IEEE 5th International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA)
  • 2018
This contribution presents a research initiative that aims at better circumscribing the difficulties one has to foresee when wanting to harvest and visualize pieces of data on minor heritage collections, and then to derive from them spatial, temporal, and thematic knowledge.

Visual Comparison of Web Map Changes of Openstreetmap and Commercial Online-Map Providers: A Research Note

Maps always have and always will have blank spots, but maps are no longer the privilege of paper; they have been moved to the digital environment. How can digital maps fill the empty spaces in the

Ripe for the picking? Dataset maturity assessment based on temporal dynamics of feature definitions

This paper proposes a new spatial data quality measure – dataset maturity – enabling assessment of the database based on temporal trends in feature definitions, specifically geometry-type definitions, and demonstrates the measure based on the content of the OpenStreetMap database.

An evaluation of data completeness of VGI through geometric similarity assessment

The corresponding objects between data sets of OpenStreetMap, as one of the well-known VGI projects, and the reference data sets are identified based on an automatic linear object matching method based on geometric properties to identify more corresponding objects in two data sets.



Quality Assessment of the French OpenStreetMap Dataset

The quality of French OpenStreetMap data is studied to provide a larger set of spatial data quality element assessments, and raises questions such as the heterogeneity of processes, scales of production, and the compliance to standardized and accepted specifications.

Assessing the Quality of OpenStreetMap Contributors together with their Contributions

In this paper, the volunteers' contributions to the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project is evaluated based on comparative investigations with administrative data of Germany provided by the Federal Agency for

How Good is Volunteered Geographical Information? A Comparative Study of OpenStreetMap and Ordnance Survey Datasets

Analysis of the quality of OpenStreetMap information focuses on London and England, since OSM started in London in August 2004 and therefore the study of these geographies provides the best understanding of the achievements and difficulties of VGI.

Has OpenStreetMap a role in Digital Earth applications?

The characteristics of the collaborative, crowd-based, editing of spatial data in OSM and the crowd itself are explored and some conclusions on how OSM can be best integrated into the fabric of Digital Earth are provided.

A Comprehensive Framework for Intrinsic OpenStreetMap Quality Analysis

A framework containing more than 25 methods and indicators is presented, allowing arbitrarily repeatable intrinsic OSM quality analyses for any part of the world, based solely on the data's history.

Exploratory analysis of OpenStreetMap for land use classification

This study conducts an exploratory analysis of data from the OpenStreetMap initiative, establishing a possible correspondence between both classification nomenclatures, evaluating the quality of OpenStreet Map polygon features classification against Corine Land Cover classes from level 1 nomenClature, and analyzing the spatial distribution of Open StreetMap classes over continental Portugal.

Revealing the making of OpenStreetMap: A limited account

OpenStreetMap (OSM), an open source mapping platform aiming to provide a free world map by registered users, has often been recognized as one of the prime examples of volunteered geographic

Characteristics of Heavily Edited Objects in OpenStreetMap

The results show that there is no strong relationship between increasing numbers of contributors to a given object and the number of tags (metadata) assigned to it, and informs potential consumers of OSM data that the data itself is changing over time.

Analyzing the Contributor Activity of a Volunteered Geographic Information Project - The Case of OpenStreetMap

The results show that only 38% of the registered members carried out at least one edit in the OSM database and that only 5% of all members actively contributed to the project in a more productive way.

OpenStreetMap: User-Generated Street Maps

The OpenStreetMap project is a knowledge collective that provides user-generated street maps. OSM follows the peer production model that created Wikipedia; its aim is to create a set of map data