Web scraping is legal (for UK researchers)

TL;DR: In the UK, it is mostly legal to scrape data for non-commercial research. Great for doing research from home. Much research data nowadays is sourced directly from the Web, either from traditional websites or from social media platforms. Economists, sociologists, and geographers often rely on web scraping to collect large datasets about the behaviour … Continue reading Web scraping is legal (for UK researchers)

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