Crowdsourced Toponym Handling in the Indonesian Legal and Regulatory Framework

A.P. Perdana*, F.O. Ostermann

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Toponyms are part of the fundamental spatial information provided by Badan Informasi Geospasial (BIG) and are mandated by Indonesian Law No. 4 Year 2011 on geospatial information. New issues like conflicting rules emerged after the Indonesian National Names Authority was terminated and its tasks moved to BIG. Indonesian toponyms experts and BIG also noticed the significant role of the citizen as a toponymist for the collection of multi-source gazetteers and other datasets related to crowdsourced geographic information. In this paper, we outline the process and accomplishment of workshops and meetings that facilitated drafting legal procedures with several stakeholders on toponyms in Indonesia.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2019
EventLegal Ethical factorS crowdSourced geOgraphic iNformation 2019: 1st International Workshop on Legal and Ethical Issues in Crowdsourced Geographic Information - University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Oct 20199 Oct 2019
Conference number: 1


ConferenceLegal Ethical factorS crowdSourced geOgraphic iNformation 2019
Abbreviated titleLESSON 2019
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  • Toponym
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Participatory mapping
  • Legal framework
  • Regulatory issues
  • Indonesia
  • Crowdsourced geographic information
  • Gazetteers
  • Geographical names
  • Collaboration
  • Data collection
  • Legal issues


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