Complementing authoritative data sources
This theme focuses on engaging citizens in monitoring land change in urban and peri-urban areas. Reported changes and citizens’ perceptions of changes will be incorporated into local authorities’ databases for improved urban planning.
The aim of the Urban Landscape Dynamics theme is to engage citizens in monitoring ongoing changes to the urban landscape that is taking place within their cities. Four demonstration cases will provide ample opportunity for citizen and stakeholder engagement within the LandSense citizen observatory:
In each demonstration case, specific campaigns will be launched to encourage citizen and stakeholder participation and to demonstrate the LandSense monitoring tools and services. The demonstration cases are intended to highlight how simple monitoring workflows can lead to potential cost reductions in landscape monitoring while providing a rich source of land cover and land use information. In both the mid-Pyrenees and in the city of Heidelberg, we will tap into strong connections with the OSM community.