Real-time crisis mapping of natural disasters using social media


Middleton, Stuart E., Middleton, Lee and Modafferi, Stefano (2013) Real-time crisis mapping of natural disasters using social media IEEE Intelligent Systems, 29, (2), pp. 9-17. (doi:10.1109/MIS.2013.126).

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Description/Abstract

The proposed social media crisis mapping platform for natural disasters uses locations from gazetteer, street map, and volunteered geographic information (VGI) sources for areas at risk of disaster and matches them to geoparsed real-time tweet data streams. The authors use statistical analysis to generate real-time crisis maps. Geoparsing results are benchmarked against existing published work and evaluated across multilingual datasets. Two case studies compare five-day tweet crisis maps to official post-event impact assessment from the US National Geospatial Agency (NGA), compiled from verified satellite and aerial imagery sources.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/MIS.2013.126
ISSNs: 1541-1672 (print)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Organisations: IT Innovation
ePrint ID: 370581
Date :
Date Event
23 December 2013Accepted/In Press
1 January 2014e-pub ahead of print
1 June 2014Published
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2014 11:42
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 11:23
Projects:
Collaborative, Complex and Critical Decision-Support in Evolving Crises (TRIDEC)
Funded by: European Commission - FP7 (258723)
1 September 2010 to 31 August 2013
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/370581

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