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Comparing Flickr tags to a geomorphometric classification


Gschwend, Christian; Purves, Ross S (2011). Comparing Flickr tags to a geomorphometric classification. In: 19th GIS Research UK Annual Conference, Portsmouth, 27 April 2011 - 29 April 2011, 174-178.

Abstract

User Generated Content (UGC), for example, in the form of geotagged Flickr images provides us with new ways to explore the naïve geography of landforms. Here, we compare descriptions elicited from Flickr tags to a geomorphometric classification based on slope, convexity and texture. Slope appears to influence tags most, with tags describing more natural objects being used more in steeper areas. Whilst these results are perhaps not surprising, they suggest that UGC has potential for collecting more nuanced data which will allow us to explore more qualitatively the way in which landscapes are described.

Abstract

User Generated Content (UGC), for example, in the form of geotagged Flickr images provides us with new ways to explore the naïve geography of landforms. Here, we compare descriptions elicited from Flickr tags to a geomorphometric classification based on slope, convexity and texture. Slope appears to influence tags most, with tags describing more natural objects being used more in steeper areas. Whilst these results are perhaps not surprising, they suggest that UGC has potential for collecting more nuanced data which will allow us to explore more qualitatively the way in which landscapes are described.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:29 April 2011
Deposited On:10 Jan 2012 12:32
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 10:35
Publisher:University of Portsmouth
Additional Information:Proceedings of the 19th GIS Research UK Annual Conference 2011 (GISRUK 2011)
Official URL:http://www.port.ac.uk/special/gisruk2011/

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