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“photosearcher” package in R: An accessible and reproducible method for harvesting large datasets from Flickr

“photosearcher” package in R: An accessible and reproducible method for harvesting large datasets from Flickr
“photosearcher” package in R: An accessible and reproducible method for harvesting large datasets from Flickr
The social media website Flickr contains a wealth of spatial and temporal metadata, which can play an important role in environmental research including cultural ecosystem service and ecological assessments. However, the uptake of Flickr is potentially limited by issues with accessibility to the Flickr Application Planning Interface (API), which limits results and restricts searches. Here, we introduce photosearcher, an R package aimed at overcoming these challenges. We provide examples of how photosearcher can be used as an accessible and reproducible method of accessing large spatio-temporal datasets from the Flickr API.
Biological datasets, Cultural ecosystem services, Flickr, R package, Social datasets, Social media
2352-7110
Fox, Nathan
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August, Tom
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Mancini, Francesca
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Parks, Katherine
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Eigenbrod, Felix
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Bullock, James M.
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Sutter, Louis
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Graham, Laura
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Fox, Nathan
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August, Tom
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Mancini, Francesca
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Parks, Katherine
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Eigenbrod, Felix
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Bullock, James M.
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Sutter, Louis
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Graham, Laura
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Fox, Nathan, August, Tom, Mancini, Francesca, Parks, Katherine, Eigenbrod, Felix, Bullock, James M., Sutter, Louis and Graham, Laura (2020) “photosearcher” package in R: An accessible and reproducible method for harvesting large datasets from Flickr. SoftwareX, 12, [100624]. (doi:10.1016/j.softx.2020.100624).

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Abstract

The social media website Flickr contains a wealth of spatial and temporal metadata, which can play an important role in environmental research including cultural ecosystem service and ecological assessments. However, the uptake of Flickr is potentially limited by issues with accessibility to the Flickr Application Planning Interface (API), which limits results and restricts searches. Here, we introduce photosearcher, an R package aimed at overcoming these challenges. We provide examples of how photosearcher can be used as an accessible and reproducible method of accessing large spatio-temporal datasets from the Flickr API.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 November 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 12 November 2020
Published date: 2020
Keywords: Biological datasets, Cultural ecosystem services, Flickr, R package, Social datasets, Social media

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Local EPrints ID: 445169
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445169
ISSN: 2352-7110
PURE UUID: b126398c-6c7e-41c5-a5b3-114f4534f300
ORCID for Felix Eigenbrod: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8982-824X

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Date deposited: 24 Nov 2020 17:32
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:15

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