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Research Talk, November 08, 2016: Linda See [IIASA, Laxenburg]


Date: November 08, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: TC 5.13, WU, Welthandelsplatz 1, Teaching Center, 5th 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: Building a Global Database on Urban Form and Function using Crowdsourcing and a Community-based Approach (in English)

Summary: This talk will give an overview of the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) initiative, which aims to build a global database of the form and function of cities. This database can be used to improve urban modeling and planning, e.g. for climate mitigation and adaptation action plans. The role of crowdsourcing in this initiative will be explained including how the Geo-Wiki tools and mobile games developed at IIASA are contributing to data collection.

Please register via Email to by Tuesday, November 08, 2016, 2:00 pm. We hope to see you all there!

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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