Moving to open access in GIScience

See also my list of open access resources for GIScience. Open access is coming. The radical European Plan S is just the latest of major pushes to reform the current expensive and irrational model. Since the second half of the 20th century, academic authors have usually published without fees, while a handful of private publishers reap handsome … Continue reading Moving to open access in GIScience

Wikimapia: An overlooked source of Volunteered Geographic Information

New paper: A. Ballatore & J. Jokar Arsanjani (2018) Placing Wikimapia: An exploratory analysis, in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science. [PDF] Abstract: Wikimapia is a major privately owned volunteered geographic information (VGI) project to collect information about places. Over the past 10 years, Wikimapia has attracted hundreds of thousands of contributors and collected millions … Continue reading Wikimapia: An overlooked source of Volunteered Geographic Information

Representing uncertainty through sound

New paper with David Gordon and Alexander Boone: "Sonifying data uncertainty with sound dimensions" in Cartography and Geographic Information Science. [PDF] Abstract: The communication of data uncertainty is a crucial problem in data science, information visualization, and geographic information science (GIScience). Effective ways to communicate the uncertainty of data enables data consumers to interpret the data … Continue reading Representing uncertainty through sound

Studying online trends in GIS

New paper: Patterns of Consumption and Connectedness in GIS Web Sources Ballatore A., Scheider S., Lemmens R. (2018) Patterns of Consumption and Connectedness in GIS Web Sources. In: Mansourian A., Pilesjö P., Harrie L., van Lammeren R. (eds) Geospatial Technologies for All. AGILE 2018. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer, Cham [PDF] Abstract: Every day, … Continue reading Studying online trends in GIS

Spatial information search: A research agenda

Our special issue on Spatial Approaches to Information Search appeared in Spatial Cognition & Computation. This special issue is the result of the Specialist Meeting on Spatial Search in Santa Barbara, and provides ideas for a research agenda for GIScience / spatial data science. Abstract: Searching for information is a ubiquitous activity, performed in a variety of contexts and … Continue reading Spatial information search: A research agenda

How search engines represent conspiracy theories

My paper on the representation of conspiracy theories on search engines opens the 2015 July issue of First Monday. The paper answers the following questions: (i) what type of content is returned by search engines when searching for conspiracy theories? (ii) what is the bias of the search results towards the conspiratorial, neutral, or debunking Web … Continue reading How search engines represent conspiracy theories