Special issue on Spatial Big Data

I’m very pleased to be able to announce a forthcoming special themed section from the journal Big Data & Society on “Spatial Big Data.” The papers are now all finalized and are in the proofing stage, so more details later on! The section has been edited by myself and Agnieszka Leszczynski (University of Auckland, NZ). Contributors include Jim Thatcher, Clancy Wilmott, Till Straube, Dan Cockayne, and Alvarez Lyon.

Additionally, Agnieszka and I wrote an Editorial on Spatial Big Data to introduce and situate the papers. One thing: we deliberately avoided words like “geoweb” and certainly “neogeography” as being too discipline-specific. Spatial big data is well known, but perhaps too broad (and perhaps too tied to trendy terms), and it might be worth having a conversation about what to call all this.

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