Integration of Geo-Wiki and LACOVAL

Short Description

The LACO-Wiki project will integrate the current LACOVAL (LAnd COver VALidation) software prototype for the validation of land cover data with Geo-Wiki, a visualization and crowdsourcing tool. The result will be an open access online validation platform offering standardized validation functionality.

The platform will also be used to collect validation points and land cover maps contributed on a voluntary basis to produce an openly accessible repository for national, regional and global calibration and validation data as well as maps in the future.

The long-term aim is to build a thriving land cover validation community around this proposed platform and database that will engage universities, national environmental agencies, commercial service providers and international initiatives such as GOFC-GOLD and the Group on Earth Observation (GEO).

Project Partners


International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Project partner

GeoVille Information Systems and Data Processing GmbH

Contact Address

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Schlossplatz 1
A-2361 Laxenburg
Tel.: +43 (2236) 807 0