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Validity of historical volunteered geographic information: Evaluating citizen data for mapping historical geographic phenomena
Zhang, Guiming1; Zhu, A-Xing1,2,3,4,5; Huang, Zhi-Pang6,7; Ren, Guopeng6; Qin, Cheng-Zhi4,5; Xiao, Wen6,7
2018-02-01
Source PublicationTRANSACTIONS IN GIS
ISSN1361-1682
Volume22Issue:1Pages:149-164
Corresponding AuthorZhu, A-Xing(azhu@wisc.edu) ; Xiao, Wen(xiaow@eastern-himalaya.cn)
AbstractStudies on volunteered geographic information (VGI) have focused on examining its validity to reveal geographic phenomena in relatively recent periods. Empirical evaluation of the validity of VGI to reveal geographic phenomena in historical periods (e.g., decades ago) is lacking, although such evaluation is desirable for assessing the possibility of broadening the temporal scope of VGI applications. This article presents an evaluation of the validity of VGI to reveal historical geographic phenomena through a citizen data-based habitat suitability mapping case study. Citizen data (i.e., sightings) of the black-and-white snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) were elicited from local residents through three-dimensional (3D) geovisualization interviews in Yunnan, China. The validity of the elicited sightings to reveal the historical R. bieti distribution was evaluated through habitat suitability mapping using the citizen data in historical periods. The results of controlled experiments demonstrated that suitability maps predicted using the historical citizen data had a consistent spatial pattern (correlation above 0.60) that reflects the R. bieti distribution (Boyce index around 0.90) in areas free of significant environmental change across historical periods. This in turn suggests that citizen data have validity for mapping historical geographic phenomena. It provides supporting empirical evidence for potentially broadening the temporal scope of VGI applications.
DOI10.1111/tgis.12300
WOS KeywordSPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS ; LOCAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE ; SCIENTIFIC-KNOWLEDGE ; RHINOPITHECUS-BIETI ; DISTRIBUTIONS ; BIODIVERSITY ; ABUNDANCE ; SCIENCE ; NICHES ; ACCURACY
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41431177] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31560118] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[30960085] ; National Basic Research Program of China[2015CB954102] ; Natural Science Research Program of Jiangsu[14KJA170001] ; PAPD ; National Key Technology Innovation Project for Water Pollution Control and Remediation[2013ZX07103006]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Basic Research Program of China ; Natural Science Research Program of Jiangsu ; PAPD ; National Key Technology Innovation Project for Water Pollution Control and Remediation
WOS Research AreaGeography
WOS SubjectGeography
WOS IDWOS:000425596600008
PublisherWILEY
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/57009
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhu, A-Xing; Xiao, Wen
Affiliation1.Univ Wisconsin Madison, Dept Geog, Madison, WI USA
2.Nanjing Normal Univ, Key Lab Virtual Geog Environm, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
3.Nanjing Normal Univ, State Key Lab Cultivat Base Geog Environm Evolut, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, State Key Lab Resources & Environm Informat Syst, Beijing, Peoples R China
5.Jiangsu Ctr Collaborat Innovat Geog Informat Reso, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
6.Dali Univ, Inst Eastern Himalaya Biodivers Res, 2 Daligucheng Hongsheng Rd, Dali 671003, Peoples R China
7.Collaborat Innovat Ctr Biodivers & Conservat Thre, Dali, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Guiming,Zhu, A-Xing,Huang, Zhi-Pang,et al. Validity of historical volunteered geographic information: Evaluating citizen data for mapping historical geographic phenomena[J]. TRANSACTIONS IN GIS,2018,22(1):149-164.
APA Zhang, Guiming,Zhu, A-Xing,Huang, Zhi-Pang,Ren, Guopeng,Qin, Cheng-Zhi,&Xiao, Wen.(2018).Validity of historical volunteered geographic information: Evaluating citizen data for mapping historical geographic phenomena.TRANSACTIONS IN GIS,22(1),149-164.
MLA Zhang, Guiming,et al."Validity of historical volunteered geographic information: Evaluating citizen data for mapping historical geographic phenomena".TRANSACTIONS IN GIS 22.1(2018):149-164.
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