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Gazetteer and VGI

1. What is VGI? What are the primary benefits of VGI? What are some drawbacks of using VGI? In your opinion, in what applications does VGI show the most usefulness and relevancy?

2. Provide a definition for a gazetteer and an example of any digital gazetteer resource. Discuss how a gazetteer might be useful in a domain such as geospatial intelligence, humanitarian relief, or in the use of crowdsourced data / VGI?

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1. What is VGI? What are the primary benefits of VGI? What are some drawbacks of using VGI? In your opinion, in what applications does VGI show the most usefulness and relevancy?

Volunteered Geographic Information represents a change in the creation of geographic information wherein a widespread confluence of private citizens possessing little in regard to formal qualifications or the creation of geographic information. This was previously was a function mandated for centuries and reserved to official agencies. Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is in reference to maps created through the efforts of volunteers who collect and submit geographic data. The primary benefits associated with VGI are that they may allow organizations to quickly and inexpensively create ...

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This solution discusses the benefits of VGI and discusses gazetteers and related resources.

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