Spatial-social network visualization for exploratory data analysis

Wei Luo, Alan Maceachren, Peifeng Yin, Frank Hardisty

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Abstract

There has been considerable interest in applying social network analysis methods to geographically embedded networks such as population migration and international trade. However, research is hampered by a lack of support for exploratory spatial-social network analysis in integrated tools. To bridge the gap, this research introduces a spatial-social network visualization tool, the GeoSocialApp, that supports the exploration of spatial-social networks among network, geographical, and attribute spaces. It also supports exploration of network attributes from community-level (clustering) to individual-level (network node measures). Using an international trade case study, this research shows that mixed methods - - computational and visual - can enable discovery of complex patterns in large spatial-social network datasets in an effective and efficient way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2011 - Held in Conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2011
Event3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2011 - Held in Conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2011Nov 1 2011

Publication series

Name3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2011 - Held in Conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011

Other

Other3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2011 - Held in Conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/1/1111/1/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Luo, W., Maceachren, A., Yin, P., & Hardisty, F. (2011). Spatial-social network visualization for exploratory data analysis. In 3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2011 - Held in Conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011 (3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2011 - Held in Conjunction with the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1145/2063212.2063216