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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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Mapping floods due to Hurricane Sandy

Jun 05 2015

Flickr images reporting flooding (yellow dots) overlaid on the ATMS-derived flood map in the vicinity of New York City and its boroughs.

We recently had a paper accepted in the International Journal of Digital Earth entitled “Mapping floods due to Hurricane Sandy using NPP VIIRS and ATMS data and geotagged Flickr imagery“. Below you can see the abstract of the paper: In this study, we present an approach to estimate the extent of large-scale coastal floods caused […]

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Crowdsourcing Urban Form and Function

Jan 08 2015

We have just had published a new paper entitled: “Crowdsourcing Urban Form and Function” in International Journal of Geographical Information Science which showcases some of our recent work with respect to cities and how new sources of information can be used to study urban morphology at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Below is […]

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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.