The geography of Italian museums: assessing the potential of Volunteered Geographic Information (vgi) for territorial analysis

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Francesco Balducci
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2019/90
Language Italian Pages 13 P. 141-153 File size 497 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2019-090016
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Territorial analysis needs updated and verified localscale data. Nonetheless, official information is difficult to produce and often lacking in the cultural sector. For those reasons, Volunteered Geographic Information (vgi) is a major opportunity for territorial analysts. However, vgi data must be complete and spatially accurate. In this study the OpenStreetMap (osm) database is used to describe the geography of Italian museums; its quality is tested in relation to the official survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). Results show good levels of completeness (with 86% of the museums mapped on osm) and positional accuracy. Some concerns do arise about the reliability of tags and metadata.

Keywords: Territorial analysis, Volunteered Geographic Information (vgi); museum and cultural mapping.

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Francesco Balducci, I musei in Italia: le potenzialità degli open data geografici per l’analisi territoriale in "TERRITORIO" 90/2019, pp 141-153, DOI: 10.3280/TR2019-090016