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Real-time crisis mapping of natural disasters using social media

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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.

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Middleton, Stuart E., Middleton, Lee and Modafferi, Stefano (2014) 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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Accepted/In Press date: 23 December 2013
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 January 2014
Published date: 1 June 2014
Organisations: IT Innovation


Local EPrints ID: 370581
ISSN: 1541-1672
PURE UUID: 80967588-dc50-4259-ac1b-473ab922b40d
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Date deposited: 03 Nov 2014 11:42
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:50

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Author: Stuart E. Middleton ORCID iD
Author: Lee Middleton
Author: Stefano Modafferi

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