NEW BOOK “Case studies in collaborative mapping”


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The new book organized by, “Case Studies in Collaborative Mapping”, will include chapters that report completed research (or that already have preliminary results) and that include collaborative mapping techniques (PGIS, PPGIS, OSM, online forms , …). The open book is expected to be bilingual, in Portuguese (pt-BR) and English (en-US).

The initial chapter, by Dr. Raquel Dezidério Souto, chairwoman of the®, coordinator of the Observatório do Mapeamento Participativo (Observatory on Participatory Mapping, Brazil) and the organizer of the book, will cover the recent panorama of the use of OpenStreetMap in collaborative mapping. The Preface will be written by Dr. Séverin Ménard (UN Mappers, UNGSC). The case studies will integrate the bulk of the book.

The book will be released in a digital format (PDF) and with public access, being registered with an ISBN. Each chapter will have an individual DOI registration, with no onus for the authors. There is a limit of ten authors per chapter, but the special cases must be communicated immediately to the organizer for analysis (please use the comments field at the end of the submission form available in this call).

The submitted texts (chapters on case studies) contain at least:

  • The presentation of the research problem;
  • The general objective and the specific objectives of the research;
  • How the research was (is being) developed, the advantages and limitations of the mapping technique(s) and other relevant details related to the methodology;
  • The main results (or the preliminary results of ongoing research); and
  • The suggestions for future research – forwarding new research objects, which could not be included in the development of the research; or future scenarios, which deserve to be investigated.

The abstracts submitted will be evaluated according to its relevance to the book’s theme (collaborative mapping) and its general quality (clarity communication, organization, completeness). Next, the model (layout) and other formatting standards will be sent.


Initial Schedule

April 20, 2024 – Sending acceptance of the chapter proposal to authors.

July 10, 2024 – Submission of the original texts (25 to 30 pages) by the authors, including all elements (figures, tables, final list of references, …).

April 10, 2025 – Release of the final digital version of the book.