The Where in Citizen Science

Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster

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In recent years Citizen Science became a rapidly growing field although it is more than 100 years old. Due to emerging technologies, internet, smartphones and low-cost sensors more and more people get involved in citizen science projects and contribute with questions, data, local knowledge or publications. Similarly to other fields more or less of 80% of the citizen science projects have a spatial component and present data and results on maps, while different technologies may be used for data collection or interpretation. Usability and user experience play a major role in the success of a project and seem to make a difference in the levels of participation. This talk gives a overview about the role of geoinformatics in citizen science and shows best practice from the senseBox project and its openSenseMap.