Geospatial analysis

Buchel, Olga and Pennington, Diane; Sloan, Luke and Quan-Haase, Anabel, eds. (2017) Geospatial analysis. In: The Sage Handbook of Social Media Research Methods. Sage, London. ISBN 9781473916326

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    This chapter is about geospatial analysis of social media. It summarizes major issues with retrieving, sampling, geocoding, and analyzing social media data. The chapter discusses geospatial analysis from the perspectives of different domains of knowledge, including information science, geographic information science, geovisualization, information visualization and visual analytics. It shows benefits and shortcomings of these approaches and defines existing gaps in geospatial analysis.