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OpenStreetMap in GIScience

Experiences, Research, and Applications

  • Jamal Jokar Arsanjani
  • Alexander Zipf
  • Peter Mooney
  • Marco Helbich

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jamal Jokar Arsanjani, Alexander Zipf, Peter Mooney, Marco Helbich
    Pages 1-15
  3. Data Management and Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Jamal Jokar Arsanjani, Peter Mooney, Alexander Zipf, Anne Schauss
      Pages 37-58
    3. Guillaume Touya, Andreas Reimer
      Pages 81-99
  4. Social Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Afra Mashhadi, Giovanni Quattrone, Licia Capra
      Pages 125-141
    3. Klaus Stein, Dominik Kremer, Christoph Schlieder
      Pages 167-186
  5. Network Modeling and Routing

  6. Land Management and Urban Form

About this book


This edited volume presents a collection of lessons learned with, and research conducted on, OpenStreetMap, the goal being to promote the project’s integration. The respective chapters address a) state-of-the-art and cutting-edge approaches to data quality analysis in OpenStreetMap, b) investigations on understanding OpenStreetMap contributors and the nature of their contributions, c) identifying patterns of contributions and contributors, d) applications of OpenStreetMap in different domains, e) mining value-added knowledge and information from OpenStreetMap, f) limitations in the analysis OpenStreetMap data, and g) integrating OpenStreetMap with commercial and non-commercial datasets. The book offers an ideal opportunity to present and disseminate a number of cutting-edge developments and applications in the field of geography, spatial statistics, GIS, social science, and cartography.


Crowdsourcing Data Mining Geoinformation Geographic Information Science OpenStreetMap Social Media Mapping User Generated Content Volunteered Geographic Information

Editors and affiliations

  • Jamal Jokar Arsanjani
    • 1
  • Alexander Zipf
    • 2
  • Peter Mooney
    • 3
  • Marco Helbich
    • 4
  1. 1.GIScience research groupInstitute of GeographyHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.GeographyInstitute of GeographyHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceMaynooth UniversityMaynooth Co KildareIreland
  4. 4.Department of Human Geography and Spatial PlanningFaculty of GeosciencesUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information


“This academic title fulfills its promise of an up-to-date university summary of related ‘experiences, research, and applications.’ It is an edited text by academics specifically focused on the use of OpenStreetMap in the geographical information sciences. … This text is excellent for an academic research audience. … it has excellent references and specific thoughts, which together should indeed stimulate further research by the intended audience.” (David Bellin, Computing Reviews, January, 2016)