Exploiting Open-Source Data for Maintenance of GIS Databases
Track: Editing and Data Compilation
Authors: Barry Bitters
The maintenance of GIS databases is an expensive, time consuming and often procrastinated task. This paper describes a semi-automated process to exploit the cumulative knowledge available on the Internet to refine and refresh “stale” feature data in a feature database. A detailed discussion of those steps necessary to produce verified and validated feature data from readily available open-source, crowd-sourced and public information will be presented.