GEDMWA: Geospatial exploratory data mining web agent

Edward Pultar, Martin Raubal, Michael Goodchild

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

An abundance of geospatial information is flourishing on the Internet but mining and disseminating these data is a daunting task. With anything published on the web available to the public it has become a grand repository of volunteered geographic information (VGI). Internet users often provide location information for videos, pictures, travel destinations, or other events. All of these data can be gathered by a web crawling geospatial agent that later performs geospatial data mining. The discovered geoinformation can be stored, analyzed, queried, and visualized as the agent creates a data repository of what it discovered. This paper presents the design and prototypical implementation of the GEDMWA (Geospatial Exploratory Data Mining Web Agent). It reads webpage data and follows links to acquire knowledge in order to add value to geoinformation usable in a GIS. The agent creates a database of webpage text, mines it for location information, and then converts it to proper geospatial data format. The data is quickly visualized and analyzed after GEDMWA converts it into proper GIS and virtual globe formats. This provides diverse user communities a tool that utilizes a variety of distributed sources to discover additional knowledge about their fields of interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008
Pages499-502
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008 - Irvine, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2008Nov 7 2008

Other

Other16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityIrvine, CA
Period11/5/0811/7/08

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Keywords

  • Geographic data mining
  • Geospatial agent
  • VGI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

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Pultar, E., Raubal, M., & Goodchild, M. (2008). GEDMWA: Geospatial exploratory data mining web agent. In Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008 (pp. 499-502). [1463519] https://doi.org/10.1145/1463434.1463519

GEDMWA : Geospatial exploratory data mining web agent. / Pultar, Edward; Raubal, Martin; Goodchild, Michael.

Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008. 2008. p. 499-502 1463519.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pultar, E, Raubal, M & Goodchild, M 2008, GEDMWA: Geospatial exploratory data mining web agent. in Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008., 1463519, pp. 499-502, 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008, Irvine, CA, United States, 11/5/08. https://doi.org/10.1145/1463434.1463519
Pultar E, Raubal M, Goodchild M. GEDMWA: Geospatial exploratory data mining web agent. In Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008. 2008. p. 499-502. 1463519 https://doi.org/10.1145/1463434.1463519
Pultar, Edward ; Raubal, Martin ; Goodchild, Michael. / GEDMWA : Geospatial exploratory data mining web agent. Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008. 2008. pp. 499-502
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