Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics

Introductory Readings for Geovisual Analytics


Selected Background Readings on Geovisual Analytics

Begin to read background information on geovisual analytics (what it is, how is it different than “GIS,” similarities to geographic visualization, and how it has been applied to big data). Below is a listing of several readings that highlight some of these issues. At a minimum, please review two (2) readings from the list. Of course, you are encouraged to perform your own search to locate other readings related to this topic on your own.  If you find other readings you can share them with the class in the Lesson 1 disucssion forum.

When you have finished reviewing the readings of your choice respond to the following questions:

  • In your own words, explain what geovisual analytics means to you and how this method lends itself to representing/investigating spatial data patterns.
  • How does geovisual analytics differ from cartography, GIS, or geovisualization
  • In your own words, explain some of the more problematic issues with geovisual analytics.

Andrienko, Gennady, Natalia Andrienko, Jason Dykes, Menno Jan Kraak, Anthony Robinson, and Heidrun Schumann. "GeoVisual analytics: interactivity, dynamics, and scale." Cartography and geographic information science 43, no. 1 (2016): 1-2.

Cook, Kristin A., and James J. Thomas. Illuminating the path: The research and development agenda for visual analytics. No. PNNL-SA-45230. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US), 2005.

Fairbairn, David, Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Gerd Buziek, and Jason Dykes. "Representation and its relationship with cartographic visualization." Cartography and Geographic Information Science 28, no. 1 (2001): 13-28.

Keim, Daniel, Gennady Andrienko, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Carsten Görg, Jörn Kohlhammer, et al.. Visual Analytics: Definition, Process and Challenges. Andreas Kerren and John T. Stasko and Jean-Daniel Fekete and Chris North. Information Visualization - Human-Centered Issues and Perspectives, Springer, pp.154-175, 2008, LNCS.

MacEachren, Alan M. "Leveraging Big (Geo) Data with (Geo) Visual Analytics: Place as the Next Frontier." In Spatial Data Handling in Big Data Era, pp. 139-155. Springer, Singapore, 2017.

MacEachren, Alan & Kraak, Menno-Jan. 2001. “Research Challenges in Geovisualization.Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 28(1): 3-12. 

Below are other resources that may be helpful to you during this course.

Geovisual Analytics Online Resources

International Cartographic Association’s Commission on GeoVisualization

International Cartographic Association's Commission on Visual Analytics News Feed

Web Portal for GeoSpatial Visual Analytics

Readings on Refugees

Greussing, Esther, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden. "Shifting the refugee narrative? An automated frame analysis of Europe’s 2015 refugee crisis." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 43, no. 11 (2017): 1749-1774.

Hübl, Franziska, Sreten Cvetojevic, Hartwig Hochmair, and Gernot Paulus. "Analyzing Refugee Migration Patterns Using Geo-tagged Tweets." ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 6, no. 10 (2017): 302.

Sherry, Bennett. 2014-2015. “Mobile Networks: Visualizing the Global Refugee Regime.” Journal of World Historical Information. 2-3(1):79-94.