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Georeferencing Places From Collective Human Descriptions Using Place Graphs, Hao Chen, Stephan Winter, Maria Vasardani 2018 The University of Melbourne

Georeferencing Places From Collective Human Descriptions Using Place Graphs, Hao Chen, Stephan Winter, Maria Vasardani

Journal of Spatial Information Science

Place descriptions in everyday communication or in online text provide a rich source of spatial knowledge about places. Such descriptions typically consist of references to places and spatial relationships between them. An important step to utilize such knowledge in information systems is georeferencing the referred places. Beside place name disambiguation, another challenge is that a significant proportion of place references in such descriptions are not official place names indexed by gazetteers, thus cannot be resolved easily. This paper presents a novel approach for georeferencing places from collective descriptions using place graphs, regardless of whether they are referred to by gazetteered ...


Towards Place-Based Exploration Of Instagram: Using Co-Design To Develop An Interdisciplinary Geovisualization Prototype, Catherine Emma Jones, Daniele Guido, Marta Severo 2018 The University of Maine

Towards Place-Based Exploration Of Instagram: Using Co-Design To Develop An Interdisciplinary Geovisualization Prototype, Catherine Emma Jones, Daniele Guido, Marta Severo

Journal of Spatial Information Science

An abundance of geographic information is hidden within texts and multimedia objects that has the potential to enrich our knowledge about the relationship between people and places. One such example is the geographic information embedded within user-generated content collected and curated by the social media giants. Such geographic data can be encoded either explicitly as geotags or implicitly as geographical references expressed as texts that comprise part of a title or image caption. To use such data for knowledge building there is a need for new mapping interfaces. These interfaces should support both data integration and visualization, and geographical exploration ...


Spatial Changes Of Pilgrimage Centers In Pilgrimage Studies – Review And Contribution To Future Research, Justyna Liro, Izabela Sołjan, Elżbieta Bilska-Wodecka 2018 Jagiellonian Univeristy, Krakow

Spatial Changes Of Pilgrimage Centers In Pilgrimage Studies – Review And Contribution To Future Research, Justyna Liro, Izabela Sołjan, Elżbieta Bilska-Wodecka

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Pilgrimages and pilgrimage centres are a subject of research often undertaken from the perspective of geographic sciences. Geographical research on pilgrimage movement and sanctuaries is important due to its focus on the spatial aspect. This article analyses the current state of research on pilgrimage centres. The main trends of the current studies include: the phenomenon of pilgrimage in terms of religion, society, culture and tourism; as well as its impact, including on the development of the settlement and; studies of pilgrimage centres, in particular their impact on space in various spatial and temporal scales, as well as; the conclusions drawn ...


Pi Gamma Mu News, 2018 University of North Georgia

Pi Gamma Mu News

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks On American Indian History And The Future By Pauline R. Hillaire With Gregory P. Fields, Charles R. Rowland Jr. 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks On American Indian History And The Future By Pauline R. Hillaire With Gregory P. Fields, Charles R. Rowland Jr.

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Tar Wars: Oil, Environment And Alberta’S Image By Geo Takach, José de Arimatéia da Cruz 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Tar Wars: Oil, Environment And Alberta’S Image By Geo Takach, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: If Truth Be Told: The Politics Of Public Ethnography By Didier Fassin, Beth M. Rauhaus 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: If Truth Be Told: The Politics Of Public Ethnography By Didier Fassin, Beth M. Rauhaus

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Politics Of Desecularization: Law And The Minority Question In Pakistan By Sadia Saeed, Jayanta K. Sarmah, Manisha Kalita, Michael L. Hirsch 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Politics Of Desecularization: Law And The Minority Question In Pakistan By Sadia Saeed, Jayanta K. Sarmah, Manisha Kalita, Michael L. Hirsch

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Europe Since 1989: A History By Philipp Ther, Samuel B. Hoff 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Europe Since 1989: A History By Philipp Ther, Samuel B. Hoff

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Mary Douglas: Understanding Social Thought And Conflict By Perri 6 And Paul Richards, Misty Luminais 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Mary Douglas: Understanding Social Thought And Conflict By Perri 6 And Paul Richards, Misty Luminais

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: What Is Global History? By Sebastian Conrad, Eric Martone 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: What Is Global History? By Sebastian Conrad, Eric Martone

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Grateful Nation: Student Veterans And The Rise Of The Military Friendly Campus By Ellen Moore, David A. Mattingly 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Grateful Nation: Student Veterans And The Rise Of The Military Friendly Campus By Ellen Moore, David A. Mattingly

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals And Their Struggle For Social And Political Justice By Albert J. Raboteau, Patricia M. Muhammad 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals And Their Struggle For Social And Political Justice By Albert J. Raboteau, Patricia M. Muhammad

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Cityscapes Of New Orleans By Richard Campanella, Michael S. Powers 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Cityscapes Of New Orleans By Richard Campanella, Michael S. Powers

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Scaling Identities: Nationalism And Territoriality By Guntram H. Herb And David H. Kaplan, Kofi Johnson 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Scaling Identities: Nationalism And Territoriality By Guntram H. Herb And David H. Kaplan, Kofi Johnson

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: The Expanding Blaze: How The American Revolution Ignited The World, 1775-1848 By Jonathan Israel, Jasper M. Trautsch 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: The Expanding Blaze: How The American Revolution Ignited The World, 1775-1848 By Jonathan Israel, Jasper M. Trautsch

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Doing Conceptual History In Africa By Alex Fleisch And Rhiannon Stephens, Okori Uneke 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Doing Conceptual History In Africa By Alex Fleisch And Rhiannon Stephens, Okori Uneke

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs Across Countries And Companies By Françoise Carré And Chris Tilly, Richard A. Almeida 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Where Bad Jobs Are Better: Retail Jobs Across Countries And Companies By Françoise Carré And Chris Tilly, Richard A. Almeida

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Evidence And Meaning: A Theory Of Historical Studies By Jörn Rüsen, John Sneed 2018 University of North Georgia

Book Review: Evidence And Meaning: A Theory Of Historical Studies By Jörn Rüsen, John Sneed

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Role Of African Culture In The Implementation Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of The Child: The Kenyan Experience, David Ngira Otieno 2018 University of North Georgia

The Role Of African Culture In The Implementation Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of The Child: The Kenyan Experience, David Ngira Otieno

International Social Science Review

The issue of child vulnerability is a concern of many postcolonial African governments. The deplorable conditions under which orphans and other vulnerable children live compounds general family poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Governments and international bodies have passed laws to improve the situation of children. However, this paper will demonstrate, the status of children in Sub-Saharan Africa has continued to deteriorate, thus putting into question the effectiveness of these legislations. With a focus on Kenya, this study explores the possibility of a bottom-up integrated approach that is culturally sensitive in tackling the challenges facing children in Kenya.


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