Geospatial Intelligence

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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Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence

Apr 04 2014

Recently the USGIF published a book entitled “Human Geography: Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Global Security” in which we have a chapter called “Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence“. This book has been some  time in the making. Below is the abstract for our chapter: The emergence of social media has provided the public […]

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IR: State-Driven and Citizen-Driven Networks

Nov 11 2013

Our work exploring how social media can be used to study events around the world has resulted in a new publication in the  Social Science Computer Review entitled “International Relations: State-Driven and Citizen-Driven Networks.” In essence what we are attempting to do is compare traditional international relations (e.g. from the United Nations General Assembly voting […]

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Geosocial Gauge Paper

Nov 11 2013

As regular readers of the blog know, we have been spending a lot of time recently looking at social media and the growth in locational information within such media. To this end we are very happy to see one of our papers appear in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science. The paper is entitled […]

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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.