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European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing (ENERGIC)

New and unprecedented sources of geographic information have recently become available in the form of user-generated web content. The integration and application of these sources, often termed volunteered geographic information (VGI), Crowdsourced geographic information and citizen science offers multidisciplinary scientists an unprecedented opportunity to conduct research on a variety of topics at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Since applications generating VGI are not often designed specifically for data production or analytical purposes, the research network aims at the following to fill this gap, recognising the potential value of these sources to the EU in citizen-based decision making. This European network of excellence on GeoWeb technologies focus on VGI and citizen science and gather efforts carried out in an innovative and under-exploited field of Web research and knowledge production.

The Chair of the network is Prof Cristina Capineri from the University of Sienna and Prof Muki Haklay is the vice-chair.

Project contact details
Email: excites@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2745

Associated people
Muki Haklay

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ICT COST Action IC 1203
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