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

Vandalising maps

Defacing the map: cartographic vandalism in the digital commons. The Cartographic Journal 51 (3), pp. 214-224. ISSN 0008-7041. [PDF] Abstract: This article addresses the emergent phenomenon of carto-vandalism, the intentional defacement of collaborative cartographic digital artefacts in the context of volunteered geographic information. Through a qualitative analysis of reported incidents in WikiMapia and OpenStreetMap, a typology of this … Continue reading Vandalising maps