A Beginner’s Guide to Geographic Virtual Communities Research

A Beginner’s Guide to Geographic Virtual Communities Research

Brent Hecht (Northwestern University, USA) and Darren Gergle (Northwestern University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-040-2.ch019
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Mining Geographic Information From Virtual Communities

Before engaging in any study involving the geographic component of virtual communities, it is necessary to obtain geographic information or to transform pre-existing geographic information into a “usable” form. Usable forms include latitude/longitude coordinates, bounding boxes around geographic features, and advanced polygonal and polylinear representations (e.g. the shape of the United States and the path of a road), along with the attribute information attached to these data, such as a username, population, etc.

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