Towards the integration of authoritative and OSM geospatial datasets in support of the European strategy for data
2021-09-30, 16:00–16:30, Academic

The European strategy for data [1] envisages the development of a European single market for data, able to ensure the free flow of data, including personal and non personal, across actors and sectors, to stimulate data-driven innovation and create value for the economy and society. The vision is to establish a common European data space based on domain-specific data spaces in strategic sectors such as environment, agriculture, industry, health and transportation.

Policy-making has been widely recognised by the European Commission (e.g. [2]). In the geospatial domain, citizen-generated data is heavily shaping the evolution of traditional Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) into modern geospatial data ecosystems [3], [4]. Hence, combination and integration of data from different sources—in particular authoritative and citizen-generated data—acquires primary importance.
This study focuses on citizen-generated data from the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. OSM, the most popular example of crowdsourced geographic information project, consists of an openly-licensed database of vector features—currently contributed by more than 1.6 million volunteers—representing any object with a physical location on the Earth’s surface.

Authors and Affiliations

Alessandro Sarretta, National Research Council (CNR), Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI), Padova, Italy
Marco Minghini, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy






2 - Basic. General basic knowledge is required.

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