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Occupy Wall Street movement via Twitter

Jun 01 2012

Following on from our work on harvesting ambient geospatial information (AGI) from social media feeds we have started to explore the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movie below shows just one part of this work, specifically the movement of the protesters in New York during the Action Day (November 17) from Wall Street to Brooklyn Bridge. The […]

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Harvesting ambient geospatial information from social media feeds

Jun 01 2012

A paper  entitled “Harvesting ambient geospatial information from social media feeds” is now available in  GeoJournal. The abstract for the paper reads as follows: “Social media generated from many individuals is playing a greater role in our daily lives and provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight on information flow and social networking within […]

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Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence

Jun 01 2012

We have just finished a paper entitled ‘Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence’ for Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Global Security. For those interested below is the abstract: The emergence of social media has provided the public with an effective and irrepressible real-time mechanism to broadcast information. The great popularity of platforms such as […]

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#Earthquake: Twitter as a Distributed Sensor System

Jun 01 2012

Our work on using social media continues to develop and we have recently had a paper accepted in Transactions in GIS, entitled “#Earthquake: Twitter as a Distributed Sensor System“. Below we present our abstract and some of the results. Social media feeds are rapidly emerging as a novel avenue for the contribution and dissemination of […]

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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.

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