This one day event for researchers is lead by Nick Bearman, Geospatial Training Solutions and will consider how data from different social media platforms could be used for spatial analysis.
With social media now generating significant volumes of data it is a great resource for research in a wide range of different social science areas. The primarily focus will be on Twitter data exploring what spatial elements there are within the data and discuss how best to show and analyse these in a GIS. We will also cover a quick recap on spatial data.
Some experience of working with spatial data is needed for this course. No experience of coding is needed for this course, but some experience would be beneficial.
- Understand the range of spatial information available within social media.
- Be aware of what the limitations are of using social media data in our research.
- Know how to extract tweet data from Twitter and import it into a GIS.
- Understand how to perform simple spatial analysis on Twitter data