The Sketch Map Tool supports participatory mapping approaches and risk communication. An new paper presents the different functionalities of the tool. OSM data quality can be evaluated regarding the fitness for the sketch-map-approach. Based on the great idea of Field Papers, paper maps can be printed out for the use in the field, and afterwards, the marked sketch maps can be uploaded. They are georeferenced automatically. In addition to the Field Papers homepage, the Sketch Map Tool makes it possible to print the maps in more formats. Thus, if you would like to do a group mapping event, you can print the maps in DIN A0.
Since the tool will be open-source and several analyses are made automatically, the tool also offers a method for local governments in areas where historic data or financial means for flood mitigation are limited. Example analyses for two cities in Brazil show the functionalities of the tool and allow the evaluation of its applicability. Results depict that the fitness-for-purpose analysis of the OpenStreetMap data reveals promising results to identify whether the sketch map approach can be used in a certain area or if citizens might have problems with marking their flood experiences. In this way, an intrinsic quality analysis is incorporated into a participatory mapping approach. Additionally, different paper formats offered for printing enable not only individual mapping but also group mapping. Future work will focus on advancing the automation of all steps of the tool to allow members of local governments without specific technical knowledge to apply the Sketch Map Tool for their own study areas
Klonner, C., Hartmann, M., Dischl, R., Djami, L., Anderson, L., Raifer, M., Lima-Silva, F., Castro Degrossi, L., Zipf, A., Porto de Albuquerque, J. (2021): The Sketch Map Tool Facilitates the Assessment of OpenStreetMap Data for Participatory Mapping. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf., 10, 130. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10030130.
Klonner, C., Hartmann, M., Djami, L., Zipf, A. (2019). “Ohsome” OpenStreetMap Data Evaluation: Fitness of Field Papers for Participatory Mapping In: Minghini, M., Grinberger, A.Y., Juhász, L., Yeboah, G., Mooney, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of the Academic Track at the State of the Map 2019, 35-36. Heidelberg.
Klonner, C., Usón, T.J., Aeschbach, N., Höfle, B. (2021): Participatory Mapping and Visualization of Local Knowledge: An Example from Eberbach, Germany. Int J Disaster Risk Sci 12, 56–71. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-020-00312-8.
Klonner, C., Hartmann, M., Djami, L., Zipf, A. (2019). “Ohsome” OpenStreetMap Data Evaluation: Fitness of Field Papers for Participatory Mapping. In: Proceedings of the Academic Track at the State of the Map 2019. Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 35-36.
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