Challenges in geocoding socially-generated data

Huck, Jonny and Whyatt, Duncan and Coulton, Paul (2012) Challenges in geocoding socially-generated data. In: Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 20th Annual Conference. Lancaster University, Lancaster, pp. 39-45. ISBN 9781862202948

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An investigation into the difficulties facing researchers attempting to geocode data derived from social networking sites for analysis is presented. A number of issues are identified including the lack of any inherent scale in either the socially-generated data or the results for a geocoder, and the ambiguous nature of place names. A methodology is therefore presented that may be followed by the researcher in order to address these issues, and as such improve the quality and meaning of spatial analysis that is based upon these data.

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