Placing Wikimapia: an exploratory analysis

  title={Placing Wikimapia: an exploratory analysis},
  author={Andrea Ballatore and Jamal Jokar Arsanjani},
  journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science},
  pages={1633 - 1650}
ABSTRACT Wikimapia is a major privately owned volunteered geographic information (VGI) project to collect information about places. Over the past 10 years, Wikimapia has attracted hundreds of thousands of contributors and collected millions of data points, including towns, restaurants, lakes and tourist attractions ( Unlike OpenStreetMap, Wikimapia adopts a ‘placial’ perspective, favouring rich descriptions over detailed geometries and encouraging the collection of textual… 
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