COVID-19 and the digital food environment

Our student Alexandra Kalbus will present her fascinating work on how the pandemic has reshaped the digital food environment at International Medical Geography Symposium (Edinburgh, 19th - 24th June): Authors: Alexandra Kalbus, Andrea Ballatore, Laura Cornelsen, Steven Cummins Title: "Area deprivation and changes in the digital food environment during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal analysis … Continue reading COVID-19 and the digital food environment

Putting data science in SHAPE: A geographical perspective

Here's my abstract for the BRIDGES Conference 2022 about gender differences across disciplines: Photo by JESHOOTS.com on Pexels.com Putting data science in SHAPE: A geographical perspective Andrea Ballatore, Dept of Digital Humanities, King’s College London Teaching data science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to SHAPE students (i.e. Social sciences, Humanities, and the Arts for People … Continue reading Putting data science in SHAPE: A geographical perspective

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”

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