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Challenges in geocoding socially-generated data

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Abstract

An investigation into the difficulties facing researchers attempting to geocode data derived from social networking sites for analysis is presented. A number of issues are identified including the lack of any inherent scale in either the socially-generated data or the results for a geocoder, and the ambiguous nature of place names. A methodology is therefore presented that may be followed by the researcher in order to address these issues, and as such improve the quality and meaning of spatial analysis that is based upon these data.