MYGEOSS Feedback – an innovative user feedback app
GeoViQua FP7 project ended more that a year ago but the some of the results of the project are still alive and well. Indeed, one of the mayor outcomes of the GeoViQua project was to propose a geospatial user feedback system. CREAF is leading the initiative of making the data model suggested by GeoViQua (and CHARMe) progress in the Open Geospatial Consortium in its way to become a future OGC standard. Meanwhile, two other partners in GeoViQua (52North and S&T Corp) continue pushing for implementing it in the real world. We are happy to announce that S[&]T Corporation and 52°North's submission to "The MYGEOSS Feedback app" is one of the eleven winning projects chosen from a pool of 58 applications from 13 countries.
The MYGEOSS Feedback app aims to help GEOSS users find data and improve the quality of GEOSS datasets by allowing users to add quality information in the form of “in-situ” user feedback. The main task is to build an innovative feedback application in the form of a mobile web page that can display resources from GEOSS and provide functionality to improve the data quality by adding feedback. The current GEO Feedback System will be extended with a single sign on system and an easy to use interface. A non expert user should be able to know about nearby GEO datasets and comment on them while walking around with this mobile device, e.g. a mobile phone or a tablet.
Project results will be presented at a special side event on Citizen Science at the GEO Plenary meeting in Mexico City from November 9-13, 2015.