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OSM seen from a GIS researcher: experiences & perspectives

Minghini, Marco

Antoniou, Vyron; Antunes, Francisco; Brovelli, Maria Antonia; Fonte, Cidália Costa; Davidovic, Nikola; Molinari, Monia Elisa; Mooney, Peter; Patriarca, Joaquim; See, Linda; Skopeliti, Andriani; Stoimenov, Leonid

These slides were presented at State of the Map 2017 conference in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan ( They aim to provide an overview on some current research trends on OpenStreetMap (OSM), focusing in particular on three research works I have carried out over the last few years: 1) an automated procedure for quality assessment of OSM road networks; 2) an analysis of OSM tagging patterns; and 3) the use of OSM to generate Land Use/Land Cover maps.

This work was partially supported by EU COST Action TD1202 'Mapping and the Citizen Sensor' ( and EU COST Action IC1203 'European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing: software and methodologies for harnessing geographic information from the crowd (ENERGIC)' (
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