A progressive development of a visual analysis interface of climate-related VGI
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Original versionEnvironmental Earth Sciences. 2021, 80, . 10.1007/s12665-021-09948-1
This paper describes the progressive development of three approaches of successively increasing analytic functionality for visually exploring and analysing climate-related volunteered geographic information. The information is collected in the CitizenSensing project within which urban citizens voluntarily submit reports of site-speciic extreme weather conditions, their impacts, and recommendations for best-practice adaptation measures. The work has pursued an iterative development process where the limitations of one approach have become the trigger for the subsequent ones. The proposed visual exploration approaches are: an initial map application providing a low-level data overview, a visual analysis prototype comprising three visual dashboards for more in-depth exploration, and a final custom-made visual analysis interface, the CitizenSensing Visual Analysis Interface (CS-VAI), which enables the flexible multifaceted exploration of the climate-related geographic information in focus. The approaches developed in this work are assessed with volunteered data collected in two of the CitizenSensing project’s campaigns held in the city of Norrköping, Sweden.