Bonnie Hoffhof: GIS and Agent-Based Modeling – GeoSocial Guage

Crowd-Sourcing, Geospatial
Bonnie Hohhof
Bonnie Hohhof

Over the last couple of months we have been working on getting our GeoSocial Gauge system up and running. The idea behind the website is to bring together social media and geographical analysis to monitor and explore people’s views, reactions, and interactions through space and time. It takes advantage of the emergence of social media to observe the human landscape as the living, breathing organism that it is: we can witness the explosion-like dissemination of information within a society, or the clusters of individuals who share common opinions or attitudes, and map the locations of these clusters. This is an unprecedented development that broadens drastically our understanding of the way that people act, react to events, and interact with each other and with their environment. We refer to this novel approach to study the integration of geography and society as GeoSocial Analysis.

gis screen shotThe GeoSocial Gauge has several live streams ranging from exploring the political issues (e.g. Sequester) to to see what people are tweeting about TV (The Walking Dead).

Phi Beta Iota:  Some very interesting spontaneous combustion is happening, with convergence slow but sure to come.

See Also:

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