Visual Analytics workshops in Helsinki and Montreal

As the co-chair of the ICA commission on Visual Analytics, I’m co-organising two workshops in the near future, one in Helsinki in June and one in Montreal in September.

Visually-supported Computational Movement Analysis (VCMA2016) calls for regular submissions (short papers on work in progress) or submissions to a data challenge on very cool seabird tracking open data by INBO. This workshop will take place on 14 June 2016 in Helsinki, Finland and is co-located with the AGILE 2016 conference. Submissions deadline is 15 March 2016.

Understanding Spatial Data (Big and Small) with Visual Analytics will take place on 27 Sept 2016 in Montreal, Canada and is co-located with the GIScience 2016 conference. We call for new visual analytics methods for spatial or spatio-temporal data and are particularly interested in how interactive visualisations support knowledge construction and analytical reasoning. Submissions are extended abstracts and should be submitted by 15 April 2016.

Please, consider submitting a contribution to what promise to be two very exciting events!

Crowdsourcing, social media and GWR for Cultural Ecosystem Services

Ever wondered what and why makes visitors to stop somewhere, take photos and upload them to Flickr? Wonder no more, here’s our new paper with a spatial analysis of Flickr data from the Vercors Regional Natural Park in France:

Tenerelli P, Demšar U and Luque S, 2016, Crowdsourcing indicators for cultural ecosystem services: a geographically weighted approach for mountain landscapes. Ecological Indicators, Advanced Online Publication.

This is the first time a spatial statistical methodology, GWR, has been used for evaluation of Ecosystem services and we got some really interesting results. Exciting!

The paper is available for free until 11 March 2016, courtesy of Elsevier, so check it out.