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Research Article

Comparing the Quality of Crowdsourced Data Contributed by Expert and Non-Experts

  • Linda See mail,

    see@iiasa.ac.at

    Affiliation: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria

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  • Alexis Comber,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Carl Salk,

    Affiliations: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Steffen Fritz,

    Affiliation: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria

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  • Marijn van der Velde,

    Affiliation: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria

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  • Christoph Perger,

    Affiliations: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria, University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

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  • Christian Schill,

    Affiliation: Remote Sensing and Land Information Systems, Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Ian McCallum,

    Affiliation: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria

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  • Florian Kraxner,

    Affiliation: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria

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  • Michael Obersteiner

    Affiliation: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria

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  • Published: July 31, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069958

About the Authors

Linda See, Carl Salk, Steffen Fritz, Marijn van der Velde, Christoph Perger, Ian McCallum, Florian Kraxner, Michael Obersteiner
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Ecosystem Services and Management Program, Laxenburg, Austria
Alexis Comber
Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Carl Salk
Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Christoph Perger
University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Christian Schill
Remote Sensing and Land Information Systems, Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: see@iiasa.ac.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LS SF MV CP C. Schill IM. Performed the experiments: LS SF MV CP C. Schill IM. Analyzed the data: LS AC C. Salk SF MV. Wrote the paper: LS AC C. Salk SF MV CP C. Schill IM FK MO.