Exploring the Geographical Context for Quality Assessment of VGI in Flood Management Domain

Degrossi, L. C., Porto de Albuquerque, J. , Restrepo-Estrada, C. E., Mobasheri, A. and Zipf, A. (2017) Exploring the Geographical Context for Quality Assessment of VGI in Flood Management Domain. In: Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), Boston, MA, USA, 10-12 May 2017, ISBN 9780996683142

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Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has been used to complement or substitute authoritative data in flood management domain. The main issue regarding the use of volunteered information is to estimate its quality, mainly because it may suffer from heterogeneous quality. Therefore, several methods have been developed in the past few years in order to assess VGI quality. However, existing works lack in assessing VGI quality for the purpose of flood management. To overcome this gap, we propose a method for assessing the quality of VGI for this purpose. This method uses a set of quality metrics that were developed for measuring VGI plausibility. A multiple linear regression was carried out in order to demonstrate the relationship between VGI plausibility and the quality metrics. The results showed that plausibility can be explained by 5 quality metrics. Thus, the proposed method is able to estimate the plausibility of VGI in flood management domain.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Porto de Albuquerque, Professor Joao
Authors: Degrossi, L. C., Porto de Albuquerque, J., Restrepo-Estrada, C. E., Mobasheri, A., and Zipf, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Published Online:17 May 2017

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