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Special Issue "Convergence of GIS and Social Media"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
The goal of this Special Issue is to gain knowledge and provide novel research insights on how GIS and social media converge and relate to each other. Social media platforms trace the proximity of persons with each other and with organizational assets for the purposes of meeting, socializing, collaborating, locating, and making decisions. This Special Issue seeks papers on varied aspects of this convergence, some of which are mentioned here. One aspect involves GIS as a way to communicate social media knowledge. Study is needed on the shift from the traditional geo-referencing of exact location to place, which is common for social media, and on analytic tools to handle social media locational big data that have multimedia attributes. Another perspective is how GIS can be utilized as a tool to map and understand the prevalence and content of social media in varied geographies. At the organizational level, the management of location-based social media for decision-making by organizations needs to be studied, as do issues on data quality, preserving personal privacy of locational social media information, and managerial ethics. Contributions need to involve relationships of social media and GIS, and make substantive contributions to relevant topics in theory, methodology, and/or empirical studies, and on applications in geography, design, analytics, behavior, management, and/or ethics.
Prof. Dr. James B. Pick
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- social media
- big data
- location analytics