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Understanding the dynamics of urban areas of interest through volunteered geographic information

Meixu Chen, Dani Arribas-Bel, Alex Singleton
2018 Journal of Geographical Systems  
Hence, we leverage volunteered geographic information (VGI) to overcome some of the limits of traditional sources in providing urban structural and functional insights.  ...  This paper focuses on urban areas of interest (UAOI), a concept that provides functional definitions of a city's spatial structure.  ...  Understanding the dynamics of urban areas of interest through… Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creat iveco  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10109-018-0284-3 fatcat:xi7shbmlpbha3ap7pu2a2faycm

Crowdsourced Data Mining for Urban Activity: Review of Data Sources, Applications, and Methods

Haifeng Niu, Elisabete A. Silva
2020 Journal of urban planning and development  
Crowdsourced data, such as social media data, points of interest (POIs) data, and collaborative websites, generated by the crowd, have become fine-grained proxy data of urban activity and widely used in  ...  This study provides a systematic and current review for both researchers and practitioners interested in the applications of crowdsourced data mining for urban activity. individual papers.  ...  We thank the anonymous reviewers for their many insightful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1061/(asce)up.1943-5444.0000566 fatcat:vec2lz2olbfbjoem2lfnulzswi

Opportunities for Volunteered Geographic Information Use in Spatial Planning [chapter]

2017 Mapping and the Citizen Sensor  
This chapter highlights two types of georeferenced User-Generated Content (geo-UGC) that show considerable potential for fruitful usage in spatial planning in practice: Volunteered Geographic Information  ...  (VGI) and Social Media Geographic Information (SMGI).  ...  We can differentiate between two main categories of geo-UGC of particular interest in spatial planning, either as an information resource or as a communication platform, or both: Volunteered Geographic  ... 
doi:10.5334/bbf.n fatcat:opoiljaiunggjhd32nfpyedgcy

A Regional Spatial-Retrofitting Approach (RSRA) to Geovisualise Regional Urban Growth: An application to the Golden Horseshoe in Canada

Eric Vaz, Amy Buckland, Kevin Worthington
2013 Journal of Spatial and Organizational Dynamics  
The absence of spatial data and size of areas of study limit the traditional urban monitoring approaches, which also do not take into account visualization techniques that share information with the community  ...  These players are in need of the most diverse information on urban land use, which is seldom available from a single source.  ...  This becomes offered through the contribution of researchers, planners and volunteered geographic information contributors, leading to more efficient policies.  ... 
doaj:7fffa3042a564244b041f4b532ccbf33 fatcat:v4psc73fszfx5fcs7ows673e4q


Junia Lucio de Castro Borges, Piotr Jankowski, Clodoveu Augusto Davis Junior
2016 Revista Brasileira de Cartografia  
We seek to create a methodology to identify the possibilities for studying the landscape and its essential urban values, as reported by users of the analyzed area, and according to the stakeholders' point  ...  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become an important tool to support decision making, as the use of geospatial technologies enables the construction of complex databases, quick access to data,  ...  in charge of fostering research and development.  ... 
doaj:5ca23433588d48b2843bbabb4f86e029 fatcat:4mnfj6l5hzct3jsrpgrrf2hk5u

User-Generated Content and Its Applications in Urban Studies [chapter]

Wei Tu, Qingquan Li, Yatao Zhang, Yang Yue
2021 The Urban Book Series  
This fosters alternative approaches to urban informatics that better capture the intricate nature of urban space and its dynamics.  ...  UGC creates unprecedented opportunities to sense what was previously hidden in the physical surfaces of cities and to portray the interactions of infrastructures, geo-information, and people; therefore  ...  our understanding of the diversity of urban spaces and the complexity of urban dynamics.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-15-8983-6_29 fatcat:vzbqul4fljbx7gkcrtw7htq6gm

Sensing places' life to make city smarter

Stéphane Roche, Abbas Rajabifard
2012 Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Urban Computing - UrbComp '12  
The paper also discusses the need of an enabling geospatial information platform to facilitate data discovery and access in order to support smart cities' operations.  ...  Categories and Subject Descriptors -Urban sensing and city dynamics sensing -Smart recommendations in urban spaces See also  ...  To this effect, volunteered Geographical Information -VGI-becomes the most prolific sources of information to characterize places.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2346496.2346503 dblp:conf/kdd/RocheR12 fatcat:zl5me372czfadkftwwtudjxoue

Analysing the Sustainability of Urban Development: A review on the Potential Use of Volunteered Geographic Information

N. Ibrahim, U. Ujang, G. Desa, A. Ariffin
2015 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
With this in mind, this paper presents a review of literature based on the potential use of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in measuring sustainability of urban development.  ...  The information known as Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has generated another approach of spatial data sources that can give up-to-date, huge volume of data, and available geographic information  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The authors wish to acknowledge Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for Research University Grant Vote Q.130000.2427.02G77 and Vote R.130000.7827.4121 to finance this study.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsannals-ii-2-w2-169-2015 fatcat:fjwxogl64fbexkk3njlwtk7d5q

Crowdsourced mapping of land use in urban dense environments: An assessment of Toronto

Eric Vaz, Jamal Jokar Arsanjani
2015 The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien  
Volunteered geo-information (VGI) sources are fundamental tools for the assessment of urban land use patterns.  ...  A parcel-based analysis of the voluntarily shared spatial information is used and extended at a regional level, with an overall accuracy of 75 percent.  ...  Volunteered Geographic Information as land use sources Some efforts at producing land cover at the global, regional, and local scales have been made, suggesting the importance of such types of assessments  ... 
doi:10.1111/cag.12170 fatcat:7evsqknc5zhbborz3jdiwa5c2a

Urban Modeling and Social Media

Itzhak Omer
2017 Geoinformatics & Geostatistics An Overview  
SM data can also be integrated with other sources of "big spatial data, " obtained by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), including real time and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)  ...  For example, studies have used the smart card databases of individual person movements through public transportation to investigate mobility patterns in the metropolitan areas of London, Singapore and  ...  SM data can also be integrated with other sources of "big spatial data, " obtained by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), including real time and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)  ... 
doi:10.4172/2327-4581.1000e103 fatcat:ksgd3bqxqnaxhkmrjmnvrvfatu

User-Generated Content: A Promising Data Source for Urban Informatics [chapter]

Song Gao, Yu Liu, Yuhao Kang, Fan Zhang
2021 The Urban Book Series  
The third application links multi-sourced UGC to uncover urban spatial structures and human dynamics. We suggest that UGC data contain rich information in diverse aspects.  ...  Drawing on the analyses, we summarize a number of future research areas that call for attention in urban informatics.  ...  Acknowledgements Song Gao would like to thank the support of this research from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with funding  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-15-8983-6_28 fatcat:hhigrdxtkfbkpctappf237jy64

Co-Design: digital tools for knowledge-building and decision-making in planning and design

Ana Clara Mourão Moura, Michele Campagna
2018 Disegnare con  
Through these technological innovations, from urban planning and environmental design applications to the practice of architecture, exploration of alternative solutions is potentially faster being also  ...  scales (environmental and urban process), but also to focus on the specific character of drawing applications, which should be able to present an understandable "communicative interface" for everyone  ...  with their valuable advices and suggestions to the early version of the papers.  ... 
doaj:a9d95c5ad35544dcb3e4680391431043 fatcat:e2uigohgkzbjroloywlnx6v5ie

Impact of AI-Based Tools and Urban Big Data Analytics on the Design and Planning of Cities

Dorota Kamrowska-Załuska
2021 Land  
It is directed towards urban planners interested in the emerging urban big data analytics based on AI-related tools and towards urban theorists working on new methods of describing urban change.  ...  To this end, the author introduces a conceptual framework to assess the influence of the emergence of these tools on the design and planning of the cities in the context of urban change.  ...  dynamic analyses devices data, point of interest data; new sources of large volume governmental data; volunteered geographic information picture; for mobile phone data and volunteered geographic information  ... 
doi:10.3390/land10111209 fatcat:ncelgv6pqnbrpjbgusubv7jh64


Michele Campagna, Roberta Floris, Pierangelo Massa
2018 Revista Brasileira de Cartografia  
This contribution focuses on two types of georeferenced User-Generated Content (geo-UGC): Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Social Media Geographic Information (SMGI): both can be proftably  ...  used in spatial planning practices, thanks to the high potential of the information they enclose.  ...  of the framework to deal with official and volunteered information to support Geodesign approaches in urban planning.  ... 
doaj:422e76d3f141485da1b4a2ad62bba21b fatcat:itoa27rt75g3hhu5yacpmw776m

Remaking the material fabric of the city: 'Alternative' low carbon spaces of transformation or continuity?

Mike Hodson, Elisa Burrai, Catherine Barlow
2016 Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions  
Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the support of the UK EPSRC-funded Retrofit 2050 project (Grant number EP/I002162/1) and the Mistra Urban Futures Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform  ...  They are also grateful to Simon Marvin for his support in developing the ideas in this paper. The paper has benefitted from the very helpful comments of four reviewers.  ...  This requires an understanding of the relational and dynamic politics which produce geographical space and of the socio-technical elements, things, people, resources and their configuration and assembly  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eist.2015.06.001 fatcat:m224tfsflzandjunmyqiqdfcem
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