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Tourism is a economically highly important industry. It is, however, vulnerable to disaster events. Geotagged social media data, as one of the forms of volunteered geographic information (VGI), has been widely explored to support the prevention, preparation, and response phases of disaster management, while little effort has been put on the recovery phase. A recently [...]

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The aftereffects of disaster events are significant in tourist destinations where they do not only lead to destruction and casualties, but also long-lasting economic harms. The public perception causes tourists to refrain from visiting these areas and recovery of the tourist industry, a major economic sector, to become challenging. To improve this situation, current information [...]

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Recently, a new open access handbook edited by Capineri, et.al and supported by the European Commission - COST Action IC1203 (ENERGIC) has been published.
This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web [...]

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While Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is gaining more and more popularity and VGI datasets are being used in various projects, there are always concerns about the quality of them. During the past years several studies have been performed regarding VGI quality assessment by employing different methods/approaches. However, if one needs to evaluate the quality of [...]

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LINKing and analyzing Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) across different platforms
Pre Conference Workshop at 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2016. Helsinki, June 14th 2016
Deadline for Call for Short Paper (AGILE short paper format): April 25th 2016
The number of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms is continuously growing, providing massive datasets [...]

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The issue 3/2013 (Vol. 26) of the journal gis.SCIENCE by Wichmann has been published.
It contains selected full review paper (e.g. on context-aware 3D geovisualization or on the analysis of tourist activity from Flickr fotos) from the conference GEOINFORMATIK 2013, that was held at Heidelberg University this year.
The cover features a screenshot from OSM-3D.org presenting the [...]

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Geotagged photos on social media like Flickr explicitly indicate the trajectories of tourists. They can be employed to reveal the tourists’ preference on landmarks and routings of tourism. Most of existing works on routing searches from social media are based on the trajectories of GPS-enabled devices’ users. We attempt to propose a novel approach in [...]

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