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IJGI Webinar | The Power of Geo-Social Media

4 Apr 2022, 17:00 (CEST)

Crowd Sourcing, Social Media, Spatial Analysis, Knowledge Inferring
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Welcome from the Chairs

3rd IJGI Webinar

The Power of Geo-Social Media

Social media as an effective crowdsourcing tool has been widely used for addressing geospatial issues, ranging from urban environments to public health. The social media data tagged with geoinformation play a key role in space related applications, tackling their challenges from a perspective of multiple dimensions. The three talks in this webinar will focus on applications and/or state-of-the-art technologies developed based on geospatial social media, showcasing the its power in geoinformation world.

Date: 4 April 2022


Time: 5:00pm CEST | 11:00am EDT | 11:00pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 861 7858 7796

Webinar Secretariat: ijgi.webinar@mdpi.com

Chair

College of Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Tongji University, China

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Dr. Wei Huang is Professor of GIS in the College of Surveying and Geo-informatics at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Prior to Tongji, he was Planner at the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Canada. From 2016 to 2018, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the GIScience research group at Heidelberg University in Germany. He received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Ryerson University, Canada in 2016. His research interests include urban mobility, VGI, spatial analytics and GIScience.

Invited Speakers

g2lab - Lab for Geoinformatics and Geovisualization, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany

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Martin Knura is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the Lab for Geoinformatics and Geovisualization (g2lab) at HafenCity University Hamburg. He studied Geography and Political Science at the University of Mainz, and Geoinformation Technology at the HafenCity University Hamburg. His research interests are automated map generalization, geospatial analysis of VGI data, and deep learning applications using geographical vector data.

Institute of Cartography, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

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Eva Hauthal studied cartography at Technische Universität Dresden from 2005 to 2011. In her diploma thesis she dealt in detail with mobile cartography. From July 2011 to February 2015, Eva Hauthal was a PhD student at the Institute of Cartography at Technische Universität Dresden in the field of emotional cartography and georeferenced user generated content. She continues to work at the Institute of Cartography as a PostDoc researcher and teaches mobile cartography to international students.

The Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, U.S.A.

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Dr. Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou is Professor of Geography, Director of the Center for Human Dynamics at the Mobile Age (HDMA), and the founding Program Director of Big Data Analytics Program (Master of Science) at San Diego State University. His research interests are in human dynamics, social media, big data, public health, visualization, and Web GIS. Dr. Tsou has received over $4.5 million extramural funding, as PI or Co-PI, and $22.25 million funding as Co-Investigators, from NASA, NSF, NIH, USFS, and several state and local government agencies. He has published over 100 refereed articles, three books, and one U.S. National Research Council Report.

Webinar Content

On Monday 4 April 2022, MDPI and the International Journal of Geo-Information organized their third webinar entitled “The Power of Geo-Social Media”.

The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar, Prof. Dr. Wei Huang from College of Surveying and Geo-Informatics at Tongji University in China. His research interests include urban mobility, VGI, spatial analytics and GIScience.

The first speaker to kick off this webinar was Mr. Martin Knura from the g2lab - Lab for Geoinformatics and Geovisualization, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany. He spoke about using object detection on social media images for urban bicycle infrastructure planning. Martin’s research interests are automated map generalization, geospatial analysis of VGI data, and deep learning applications using geographical vector data.

The second talk with the title "Emojis as a Representation of Spatial Context in Location-based Social Media Posts” was presented by Dr. Eva Hauthal from the Institute of Cartography, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. Eva Hauthal was a PhD student at the Institute of Cartography at Technische Universität Dresden in the field of emotional cartography and georeferenced user generated content. She continues to work at the Institute of Cartography as a PostDoc researcher and teaches mobile cartography to international students.

Prof. Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou from The Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, U.S.A. brought the webinar to an end with his presentation entitled “Applying Geospatial Social Media Analytics in Public Health and COVID-19 Pandemic”. His research interests are in human dynamics, social media, big data, public health, visualization, and Web GIS.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on IJGI, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Prof. Wei Huang

Chair Introduction

5:00 - 5:05 pm

Mr. Martin Knura

Using Object Detection on Social Media Images for Urban Bicycle Infrastructure Planning

5:05 - 5:35 pm

Dr. Eva Hauthal

Emojis as a Representation of Spatial Context in Location-based Social Media Posts

5:35 - 6:05 pm

Prof. Ming-Hsiang Tsou

Applying Geospatial Social Media Analytics in Public Health and COVID-19 Pandemics

6:05 - 6:35 pm

Closing of Webinar

Chair

6:35 - 6:40 pm

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