The Evolution of Natural Cities from the Perspective of Location-Based Social Media

@inproceedings{Jiang2015TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Natural Cities from the Perspective of Location-Based Social Media},
  author={Bin Jiang and Yufan Miao},
  year={2015}
}
This article examines the former location-based social medium Brightkite, over its three-year life span, based on the concept of natural cities. The term natural cities refers to spatially clustered geographic events, such as the agglomerated patches aggregated from individual social media users’ locations. We applied the head/tail division rule to derive natural cities, based on the fact that there are far more low-density areas than high-density areas on the Earth's surface. More specifically… CONTINUE READING

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