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Call for Papers: GeoSocial: Social Media and GIScience

Feb 18 2016

GeoSocial: Social Media and GIScience A GIScience 2016 Workshop September 27th, Montreal, Canada This day-long workshop aims to serve as a platform to discuss and showcase the complex issues associated with the analysis of social media contributions in the context of GIScience. Spanning spatial footprints, social networks, and sociocultural themes, such data can support a […]

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Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter

Jan 04 2016

Continuing our work with respects to GeoSocial analysis we have recently published a paper in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance entitled “The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis“. In this paper we explore how social media can be quantitatively studied to explore the narrative behind measles vaccinations. Below you can read the abstract […]

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Walk this Way

Sep 04 2015

We recently had published in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information a paper entitled “Walk this Way: Improving Pedestrian Agent-Based Models through Scene Activity Analysis“. In the paper we explore how new data can help inform our agent-based models. Specifically, pedestrian modeling which has been traditionally faced with the challenge of collecting data to calibrate and […]

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Using Twitter Content to Crowdsource Opinions on Tanning in the US

Jun 23 2015

Visitors to our site might be interested in our latest paper entitled “Using Twitter Content to Crowdsource Opinions on Tanning in the United States” which was recently published in Kartographische Nachrichten. Below you can read the abstract of the paper. Social media content provides direct and indirect locational information. However, simply mapping media content such […]

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Demarcating New Boundaries: Mapping Virtual Polycentric Communities through Social Media Content

The proliferation of social media has led to the emergence of a new type of geospatial information that defies the conventions of authoritative or volunteered geographic information, yet can be harvested to reveal unique and dynamic information about people and their activities.