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Research Talk, April 13, 2015: Linda See [IIASA, Laxenburg]


Publication date: 26.02.2015 15:30:49 Start: 13.04.2015 05:30:00 Location: Meeting room D4.3.106 (Map) WU, Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D4, 3rd Floor

Date: April 13, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Meeting room D4.3.106 (Map) WU, Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D4, 3rd Floor

Dear fellow researchers, students and visitors!

You are cordially invited to a research talk by Linda See, PhD [Research Scholar, Ecosystems Services and Management, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis]:

Topic: Improving Land Cover Datasets using Geo-Wiki and Crowdsourcing(in English)

Please register via Email to by Monday, April 13, 2015, 2:00 PM. We hope to see you all there!

Abstract. This talk will give an overview of the Geo-Wiki tool developed at IIASA for improving global land cover. The Geo-Wiki tool has been used in a number of successful crowdsourcing campaigns and more recently as a game called Cropland Capture. The results from these campaigns will be presented along with details of how we have used the data to improve land cover datasets. Finally, two new campaigns will be described: a new game called Picture Pile aimed at identifying deforestation, and Photograph Austria, a campaign to collect georeferenced photos nationwide.

Short CV: Linda See is a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg. She works in the Earth Observation Systems group in the Ecosystems Services and Management Program. Her primary research focus is on the Geo-Wiki application for the visualisation, crowdsourcing and validation of land cover from Google Earth imagery. She is involved in the development of crowdsourcing campaigns, the analysis of the crowdsourced data, and in the development of hybrid land cover maps that integrate existing information on land cover and crowdsourced data. Prior to coming to IIASA, she spent 10 years as an academic in the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK, where she applied different methods of GeoComputation to the modelling of hydrology, crime and shifting cultivation.

For more information and publications related to the talk please see Linda’s Home Page at IIASA!

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