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EuroSDR Workshop Crowdsourcing in National Mapping – Building a VGI Map of Europe 2020


16th January 2020 - 17th January 2020


In the past number of years use of crowdsourcing by National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCA) has grown from being a disruptive technological idea to a mainstream source of geographic data and information. Today, many NMCAs and companies within the geospatial technologies industry use crowdsourcing to update databases and registries. However, it is often difficult to find information about what projects or initiatives are currently in operation or have been used in the past. Where has crowdsourcing being used? What role did crowdsourcing play in collecting, editing or updating data and information for NMCAs, companies or other institutions?

We welcome submissions from participants who are willing to share their experiences, knowledge, expectations, use-cases, future planning, etc. for VGI and crowdsourced geospatial data and information.


We invite participants to submit a short overview report (maximum 1 A4 page) of their experience with crowdsourcing in National Mapping or other related areas of the geospatial domain. The overview should highlight any specific projects or initiatives which they have been involved in, particularly in the European context. Of particular interest are projects where citizens are actively involved in the crowdsourcing activities of projects.

We also welcome short overview reports (maximum 1 A4 page) describing software development approaches to the design, implementation, delivery and maintenance of a web-based inventory system (VGI-ME) to manage information about crowdsourcing projects.

Submissions can be delivered to us before December 6th 2019.

REGISTRATION: The cost of registration for this workshop is free.  However, travel, accommodation and other associated subsistence costs will be borne by participants. Pre-registration for the event will be necessary.

CONTACT PERSONS: Rob Lemmens, Peter Mooney, and Joep Crompvoets    


16th January 2020
17th January 2020


Leuven Institute for Ireland
Leuven, Belgium