Flickr geotagged and publicly available photos: Preliminary study of its adequacy for helping quality control of Corine Land Cover

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Abstract

Volunteered Geographic Information has become exponentially available over the Web in the last years. This availability can hide a vast geographical richness and provides us with both a great opportunity to explore new ways to use it and also big challenges related with its unstructured nature. In this paper we conduct a preliminary analysis of the adequacy of photos from the Flickr initiative in order to use them as a source of field data in the quality control of the Land Use/Cover databases production. We evaluate its temporal and spatial distributions over Continental Portugal and also its distribution over Land Use/Cover classes using as a reference the European Corine Land Cover database. We conclude that this source is very valuable but needs to be combined with other sources due to some issues related with its spatial distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2013 - 13th International Conference, Proceedings
Pages205-220
Number of pages16
EditionPART 4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013
Event13th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2013 - Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Duration: 24 Jun 201327 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume7974 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2013
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh City
Period24/06/1327/06/13

Keywords

  • Corine land cover
  • Geographic information systems
  • Land Use/Land cover
  • Volunteered geographic information

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