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PLATIAL'18

René Westerholt, Franz-Benjamin Mocnik, Alexander Zipf

Friday, 21 September 2018 from 09:00 to 22:00 (CEST)

PLATIAL'18

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The recent availability of user-generated geographic datasets allows gaining novel insights into otherwise hardly observable societal phenomena. Geosocial media forms one important source of user-generated information describing the everyday lives of people. However, their analysis requires new approaches, because geosocial media data, like that extracted from Twitter, differs from established sources in that they might be inherently platial in nature. People provide their own subjective opinions and perceptions, and, taken together, these represent the social imagination of places, rather than of clear-cut, objective points, lines or polygons. Platial analysis approaches are thus necessary to fully exploit the potential of this data. Yet, while human geographers and social scientists have been theorizing on the concept of place since a long time and despite invocations by leading GIScience researchers like Mike Goodchild, Daniel Sui or Sarah Elwood, we are still lacking a universal theory on the formalization of places and how to make them available to quantitative analysis strategies in GIScience in general. This has partly been due to a lack of large-scale availability of platial data, but the appearance of geosocial media might change this condition. It is therefore time to rethink our geographical analysis strategies with a focus on "place". We therefore encourage you to participate in our one-day-workshop by discussing the following topics:

  • How could the existing GIScience theories on space be integrated with the human-geographic and philosophical notion of place?
  • How can we–analogous to points, lines and polygons–delimit individual platial units in our analysis?
  • How is it possible to establish and quantify relationships between adjacent places?
  • What might be a suitable strategy for aggregating subjective platial information?
  • What is the role of uncertainty in a fuzzy and subjective place-based GIScience theory?
  • In which ways can places be visualized, and how can we do that at multiple scales?
  • How can platial analysis be integrated with applied research agendas from neighbouring disciplines like sociology/regional science or human geography?
  • How to align Tobler’s first law of geography with a platial notion of geospatial analysis?
  • Further topics are welcome if they fit the overall theme of this workshop.

Beyond discussing the above topics, it is our particular goal to establish an interdisciplinary dialogue involving geographers, computer scientists, social scientists, and other related scholars.

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Mathematikon
Berliner Straße 41-49
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

Friday, 21 September 2018 from 09:00 to 22:00 (CEST)


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René Westerholt, Franz-Benjamin Mocnik, Alexander Zipf

The event is organized by the GIScience research group of Heidelberg University. The host of the workshop is the priority programme "VGIscience" of the DFG.

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