As noted in a previous blogpost, the scientific committee of the Academic Track of State of the Map 2019 – Dr. Yair Grinberger, until recently a member of the GIScience research group, Dr. Marco Minghini, Dr. Levente Juhász, Dr. Peter Mooney, and Dr. Godwin Yeboah – is organizing a special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information dedicated solely to OpenStreetMap research.
The deadline of the call for papers for this special issue has now been extended to 31 August 2020.
The aim of the “OpenStreetMap as a Multi-Disciplinary Nexus: Perspectives, Practices, and Procedures” Special Issue is to showcase both the ongoing innovation and the maturity of scientific investigations and research into OpenStreetMap. We expect empirical, methodological, or conceptual contributions addressing any scientific aspect related to OpenStreetMap, in particular, but not limited, to the following:
- Extrinsic and intrinsic quality assessment of OpenStreetMap data
- Analysis of contribution patterns in OpenStreetMap
- Interactions between OpenStreetMap and other data sources
- Analysis/comparison of available software for scientific purposes related to OpenStreetMap
- New approaches to facilitate or improve data collection in OpenStreetMap (e.g., through gamification or citizen science approaches)
- Bridging the communities: Creating better connections and collaborations between the scientific community and the OpenStreetMap community
- Open research problems in OpenStreetMap and challenges for the scientific community
- Cultural, political, and organizational aspects of data production and usage practices in OpenStreetMap
- Literature reviews and theoretical papers on any of the listed topics or topics related to the scope of the Special Issue