Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

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Spatiotemporal Footprints in Social Networks

  • Linna LiEmail author
  • Michael F. Goodchild
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_322-1




A popular photo-sharing website allowing people to upload and share photos that may be tagged with location.


Global Positioning System, a satellite-based navigation system that provides location and time almost anywhere near the Earth’s surface.

Spatial interaction models

Models describing interaction between two locations as a variable dependent on distance.


A popular microblogging and social networking service that supports sending text messages (which are called tweets) of less than 140 characters. Tweets may be associated with location.


Volunteered geographic information, a type of user-generated content with a spatial component (Goodchild 2007).


Spatiotemporal footprints discussed in this chapter are locational and temporal information regarding people’s activities that are digitally recorded. Spatial location may be automatically captured as latitude and...


Social Network Travel Behavior Online Social Network Social Networking Service Travel Survey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyCalifornia State University Long BeachLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of California Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gao Cong
    • 1
  • Bee-Chung Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University (NTU)SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.LinkedInMountain ViewUnited States