The data collected by citizen science projects increasingly has a geographic dimension, which makes them a growing source of valuable spatial information. To explore this topic in more detail, Linda See will be giving a keynote entitled ‘Citizen Science as a Key Source of Geographic Information’ at the 12th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2023).

Dr. Linda See is a Senior Research Scholar in the Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES) Research Group in IIASA’s Advancing Systems Analysis Program. In addition to citizen science and crowdsourcing, her research interests also include artificial intelligence-based methods, geographic information systems (GIS) and land cover. She is a member of the Geo-Wiki team on crowdsourcing of land cover data, quality assurance of crowdsourced data, and community building. She has coordinated several initiatives in the fields of land cover validation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, satellite navigation data collection using online tools and mobile apps, etc.

In this keynote, Linda See will introduce citizen science and other key related terms, and outline examples of how citizen science is contributing to improving our geographical data sets and our knowledge base. The keynote will showcase the work of the NODES research group from Geo-Wiki to mobile apps, providing results from recent projects such as CAMALIOT.