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5605.3 - Educational aspects of crowdsourced noise mapping

Wednesday, July 5
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Location: Virginia C

This paper presents a project-based method in teaching geoinformatics with the integration of crowdsource noise mapping. The paper shows practical examples of a GIS course that was designed to use crowdsource noise measurements in the curricula. This type of approach showed to the students how GIS integrated from data acquisition, processing, analyses and visualization. This way of implement-ing noise measurement in the curricula also helped students to gain skills in error detection and treatment. The noise measurement project example demonstrates that the teacher acts as a mentor during the classes in order to help the students in acquiring knowledge in a way that best suits them. A project like this is very help-ful to practice the cartographic visualization, because it makes the problem easily understandable and offers several visualization methods. Along with this result, we found that the quality and the accuracy of students’ work are improving dur-ing the semester. The students share their knowledge, their experiences and they learn to cooperate, because the success of their project is dependent on the collec-tive work of each student. The lecturers can present the most recent methods to the students during the whole working process and even let them discover the good and bad practices.

László Zentai

Head of department
Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Eotvos University

László Zentai is a Full Professor and Head of the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. He is the Vice-Rector (also between 2007 and 2010) of the university and he was also the Vice-dean of the Faculty of Informatics two times previosuly. Prof. Zentai is the Secretary-General of the International Cartographic Association (2011–2019) and he is also serving as the Chairman of the Hungarian National ICA Group. He is a Council member of the International Orienteering Federation. His papers are dealing with computer cartography, cartographic education, topographic mapping, relief representation, orienteering maps, environmental protection and webcartography.


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Andrea Pődör

Association professor
. Institute of Geoinformatics, University of Óbuda, Alba Regia Technical Faculty

Andrea Pődör is a cartographer M.Sc.(1995), Ph.D.(2002), associate professor at the Óbuda University Alba Regia Technical Faculty.
She has a 10 years teaching experience in cartography, military geography, 4 years in crime mapping and basics in criminal geography and implementing GIS in law enforcement activities.
She has courses on Cartography, Web and Mobile GIS, GIS databases.
Recently she is involved in researches in Land Consolidation, Citizen Science, and Crime Mapping.
She is the member of the Hungarian Law Enforcement Society and the Hungarian Society of Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, the European Faculty of Land Use and Development (FESF).


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David Forrest

Senior University Teacher
University of Glasgow

David Forrest PhD, FBCart.S is Senior University Teacher in Geomatics at the University of Glasgow, where he has taught cartography for 25 years. He is a Vice-President of the ICA. A member of BCS Council, he was BCS President 2000-02 and is currently chair of the UK Cartography Committee. Research interests include topographic, tourist and transport map design, application of knowledge based systems to mapping with GIS, the design of maps for public information, and the perception and use of maps.


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