Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Spatiotemporal Footprints in Social Networks

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_322

Synonyms

Glossary

Flickr

A popular photo-sharing website allowing people to upload and share photos that may be tagged with location

GPS

Global Positioning System, a satellite-based navigation system that provides location and time almost anywhere near the Earth’s surface

Spatial interaction models

Models describing interaction between two locations as a variable dependent on distance

Twitter

A popular microblogging and social networking service that supports sending text messages (which are called tweets) of less than 140 characters. Tweets may be associated with location

VGI

Volunteered geographic information, a type of user-generated content with a spatial component (Goodchild 2007)

Definition

Spatiotemporal footprints discussed in this chapter are locational and temporal information regarding people’s activities that are digitally recorded. Spatial location may be automatically captured as latitude...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyCalifornia State University Long BeachLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of California Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gao Cong
    • 1
  • Bee-Chung Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University (NTU)SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.LinkedInMountain ViewUSA