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Crowdsourcing The National Map

May 1, 2015

Using crowdsourcing techniques, the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) project known as “The National Map Corps (TNMCorps)” encourages citizen scientists to collect and edit data about man-made structures in an effort to provide accurate and authoritative map data for the USGS National Geospatial Program’s web-based The National Map. VGI is not new to the USGS, but past efforts have been hampered by available technologies. Building on lessons learned, TNMCorps volunteers are successfully editing 10 different structure types in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Publication Year 2015
Title Crowdsourcing The National Map
DOI 10.1080/15230406.2015.1059187
Authors Elizabeth McCartney, Kari J. Craun, Erin M. Korris, David A. Brostuen, Laurence R. Moore
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Cartography and Geographic Information Science
Index ID 70192717
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization NGTOC Rolla