Special Issue "Geovisualization and Social Media"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: GIS; Urban Informatics; Urban big data; Crowdsourced geographic information; Social media analytics
Due to the popularity of location-based services, popular social media, like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Weibo, and Wechat, offer not only a massive volume of geospatial data but also spatiotemporally fine-grained data at both individual and aggregate levels. Compared to conventional geospatial data, georeferenced social media data are unstructured and biased. Owning to the peculiar characteristics of georeferenced social media data, new geovisualization methods are needed to better map and analyze social media data in support of deriving findings related to individual-level human travel-activity patterns, human responses to events (e.g., natural hazards, flu outbreak, etc.) and aggregate-level socioeconomic phenomena (e.g., political elections, social connections, migration, urban vibrancy, etc.) in the field of cultural, economic, and political geography. Social media data mapping and analytics (SMDMA) methods and techniques have an increasing potential to supplement and enhance the existing relevant studies around transport, public health, disaster management, urban planning, and social sciences. Besides, data quality and geo-localization of non-georeferenced social media data are also discussed theoretically and empirically, although deeper discussions are needed with more empirical comparisons of social media data and other geospatial data. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following ones:
- Application of new geovisualization methods to social media data
- SMDMA in support of route selection, indoor navigation, or outdoor navigation.
- SMDMA for deriving travel-activity patterns
- SMDMA in support of travel-related health studies
- SMDMA in support of mapping and simulating spread of disease (i.e., flu)
- Combination of social media data and conventional geospatial data in support of disaster management
- SMDMA in support of revealing underlying spatio-social structures of socioeconomic phenomena
- SMDMA in support of social connection studies and social network analysis
- SMDMA in support of urban and regional planning
- Geo-localization of non-georeferenced social media data
Dr. Shaohua Wang
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- social media data analytics
- flow mapping
- data quality
- social network analysis