Research Talk, November 10, 2015: Linda See [IIASA, Laxenburg]
Date: November 10, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Meeting room D4.3.106, WU, Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D4, 3rd Floor
Dear fellow researchers, students and visitors!
Topic: Improving Land Cover Datasets using Geo-Wiki and Crowdsourcing(in English)
Please register via Email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 10, 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.