Mining Urban Deprivation from Foursquare: Implicit Crowdsourcing of City Land Use

@article{Quercia2014MiningUD,
  title={Mining Urban Deprivation from Foursquare: Implicit Crowdsourcing of City Land Use},
  author={Daniele Quercia and Diego S{\'a}ez-Trumper},
  journal={IEEE Pervasive Computing},
  year={2014},
  volume={13},
  pages={30-36}
}
Research has shown a relationship between the physical characteristics of a city neighborhood (such as the presence of playgrounds and fast-food outlets) and neighborhood deprivation as defined in socioeconomic indices. Official land-use data has often been the source for such research. This article examines the viability of using social-networking data as an alternative source. The authors study all venues on the Foursquare location-mapping application across a variety of London census areas… CONTINUE READING
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