1 October 2019
7.00pm - 8.30pm (doors open at 6.15pm)
Ordnance Survey, Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Southampton, SO16 0AS
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The fact that nearly everyone carries a mobile device which can capture data and location has huge implications for the ability of citizens to provide input to, or feedback on, geographical information. The presentations will consider this from two perspectives – government and academia.
Set up by the government, the Geospatial Commission aims to unlock the significant economic opportunities offered by geospatial data. It has awarded £1.5m to 10 winners of its crowdsourcing geospatial data competition to look at new ways of using location-based data to help people in their everyday lives. The first talk of the evening will look at the programme's aspirations and hear from one of the winners.
In the last few years researchers from different domains, from data scientists applying “big data” statistical analysis through to geographers and sociologists studying activities and discourse around places, have been interested in the information we can extract from examining the dialogue on Twitter and other social media systems. Judit Varga will discuss the different analytical approaches used in different domains; how the information those domains are seeking from social media data differs; and the role of geography and geographic ideas in shaping or informing their analysis.
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