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Evaluating the quality of volunteered data

As the adoption of online information and location-aware technologies grows, more and more data will become available for research purposes. Data collected by volunteers or citizen scientists is a valuable source to analyse geographic phenomena such as the impact of climate change on plant and animal biological cycles. But only if the data can be evaluated on its quality. Researchers from the Faculty ITC of the University of Twente, have found a way to study the quality of volunteered data efficiently so as to make it useful for scientists.

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