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Plotting film toponyms: A study in cultural geo-analytics

My colleagues Stefano De Sabbata, Daniel Chavez Heras, and I have a new short paper out, accepted for Spatial Humanities 2022. After many years of rumination, we have finally started doing some geospatial analytics on film data, which I find very exciting. 🎬🗺📈 Abstract: Films are deeply geographical. Externally, they are produced in places, across … Continue reading Plotting film toponyms: A study in cultural geo-analytics

W2GIS keynote speech: “Beyond GIS? The future of Cultural Geo-Analytics”

I look forward to giving this keynote speech next week at the 19th International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS 2022). See the slides here. Photo by Samson Katt on Pexels.com Title: Beyond GIS? The future of Cultural Geo-Analytics Abstract: Cultural geo-analytics (CGA) is an emergent area that studies the geographical dimension … Continue reading W2GIS keynote speech: “Beyond GIS? The future of Cultural Geo-Analytics”

Call for Abstracts: Geographies of Misinformation • Deadline: 18 Mar 2022

If you are interested in online misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories, join us in this session at the RGS-IBG conference in Newcastle! Call URL: https://geoinfo.science/rgs-2022-geographies-of-misinformation/ Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference regularly attracts over 2,000 geographers from around the world. This year, the conference is taking place at Newcastle University, with in-person, online, … Continue reading Call for Abstracts: Geographies of Misinformation • Deadline: 18 Mar 2022

Video • Demarcating place in cultural geo-analytics

Here's the recording of my ISPRS webinar with Prof Skupin: Abstract: Cultural geo-analytics (CGA) studies the geographical dimension in the production and consumption of cultural objects, relying on digital data and spatial methods. Given the conceptual and empirical centrality of place in CGA, I will outline the main challenges and desiderata in place representation, addressing … Continue reading Video • Demarcating place in cultural geo-analytics

Webinar • Demarcating place in cultural geo-analytics • 17 Feb 2022

I look forward to giving this ISPRS (online) talk in a few days: Webinar Series by ISPRS TC IV: Geospatial Knowledge Representation and Analytics Date/Time: February 17th, 2022; 9:00 PCT, 12:00 EST, 17:00 UTC, 18:00 CET ISPRS WG IV/2 (Ontologies, Semantics, and Knowledge Representation for Geospatial Information) Webinar Moderator: Dr Margarita Kokla (National Technical University … Continue reading Webinar • Demarcating place in cultural geo-analytics • 17 Feb 2022

Localizing content moderation in Facebook groups

Pleased to share this short paper written with Scott Rodgers et al. The paper is discussed in an excellent presentation by Liam McLoughlin: https://youtu.be/do_JWl1DZvs Abstract. This paper contributes to the burgeoning literature on content moderation by focusing on its practice in relation to localized social media contexts, an area which remains under-researched. It makes two … Continue reading Localizing content moderation in Facebook groups

CFP: Deep Learning Approaches in Geographical Information Science and Human Geography

CFP URL: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/deep-learning-approaches-geographical Special Issue of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science Photo by Frank Cone on Pexels.com Deep neural networks have had a transformative impact across a wide range of fields, gaining significant traction among researchers in academia and industry. Traditional methods in artificial intelligence and machine learning have long been part of … Continue reading CFP: Deep Learning Approaches in Geographical Information Science and Human Geography

The spatial and temporal variability of Wikipedia content in London

Our student Shahreen Nawfee will present her new short paper at the flagship conference GIScience 2021, which is happening online this year. Check out the conference programme here. Abstract. Spatial user-generated content (UGC) is increasingly being used to study a variety of geographical phenomena, including urban change in social and economic dimensions. Wikipedia content evolves over … Continue reading The spatial and temporal variability of Wikipedia content in London

This city is not a bin: User-generated content to map litter

I am pleased to share this new article that just appeared in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. It is a inter-disciplinary study between industrial ecology and geographic data science that I crafted with my esteemed colleagues in Leiden Stefano Cucurachi et al. It is nice to see that the study received some media coverage. The … Continue reading This city is not a bin: User-generated content to map litter

Fixed-term Associate Lecturer in Geographic Data Science/GIS at Birkbeck, University of London

We are looking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in Geographic Data Science. This is a short-term, teaching only position. As teaching at Birkbeck happens in the evening (6-9pm), this position would suit someone who has a day job and wants to gain teaching experience (UG and PG) and/or an extra income. Candidates must have sound … Continue reading Fixed-term Associate Lecturer in Geographic Data Science/GIS at Birkbeck, University of London