Some Legal Concerns with the use of Crowd-sourced Geospatial Information

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Abstract

Volunteered geographic information (VGI), citizens as sensors, crowd-sourcing and ‘Wikipedia’ of maps have been used to describe activity facilitated by the Internet and the dynamic Web 2.0 environment to collect geographic information (GI). Legal concerns raised in the creation, assembly and dissemination of GI by produsers include: quality, ownership and liability. In detail, accuracy and authoritativeness of the crowd-sourced GI; the ownership and moral rights to the information, and contractual and tort liability are key concerns. A legal framework and governance structure may be necessary whereby technology, networked governance and provision of legal protections may be combined to mitigate geo-liability as a ‘chilling’ factor in VGI development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing GIS Conference
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherIOP Publishing
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
Volume20
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781634399616
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event7th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Remote Sensing and GIS, IGRSM 2014 - Malaysia, Malaysia, Malaysia
Duration: 21 Apr 201422 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Print)1755-1307

Conference

Conference7th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Remote Sensing and GIS, IGRSM 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityMalaysia
Period21/04/1422/04/14

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CHO, G. (2014). Some Legal Concerns with the use of Crowd-sourced Geospatial Information. In 7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing GIS Conference (1 ed., Vol. 20, pp. 1-15). (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science). UK: IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/20/1/012040
CHO, George. / Some Legal Concerns with the use of Crowd-sourced Geospatial Information. 7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing GIS Conference. Vol. 20 1. ed. UK : IOP Publishing, 2014. pp. 1-15 (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science).
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CHO, G 2014, Some Legal Concerns with the use of Crowd-sourced Geospatial Information. in 7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing GIS Conference. 1 edn, vol. 20, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, IOP Publishing, UK, pp. 1-15, 7th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Remote Sensing and GIS, IGRSM 2014, Malaysia, Malaysia, 21/04/14. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/20/1/012040

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7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing GIS Conference. Vol. 20 1. ed. UK : IOP Publishing, 2014. p. 1-15 (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science).

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CHO G. Some Legal Concerns with the use of Crowd-sourced Geospatial Information. In 7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing GIS Conference. 1 ed. Vol. 20. UK: IOP Publishing. 2014. p. 1-15. (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/20/1/012040