Constructing places from spatial footprints

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Abstract

Place is an essential concept in human discourse. It is people's interaction and experience with their surroundings that identify place from non-place in space. This paper explores the use of spatial footprints as a record of human interaction with the environment. Specifically, we use geotagged photos collected in Flickr to provide a collective view of sense of place, in terms of significance and location. Spatial footprints associated with photographs can not only describe individual place locations and spatial extents but also the relationship between places, such as hierarchy. This type of information about place may be utilized to study the way people understand their landscape, or can be incorporated into existing gazetteers for geographic information retrieval and location-based services. Other sources of user-generated geographic information, such as Foursquare and Twitter, may also be harvested and aggregated to study place in a similar way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGEOCROWD 2012 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information
Pages15-21
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information, GEOCROWD 2012 - Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2012Nov 6 2012

Publication series

NameGEOCROWD 2012 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information

Other

Other1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information, GEOCROWD 2012
CountryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach, CA
Period11/6/1211/6/12

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Keywords

  • Flickr
  • geotag
  • place
  • spatial footprints
  • volunteered geographic information (VGI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Geography, Planning and Development

Cite this

Li, L., & Goodchild, M. F. (2012). Constructing places from spatial footprints. In GEOCROWD 2012 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information (pp. 15-21). (GEOCROWD 2012 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Crowdsourced and Volunteered Geographic Information). https://doi.org/10.1145/2442952.2442956