Linked Crowdsourced Data

Friday, 09/26/2014, 22:23:16

Geospatial data that is published within the LOD Cloud (e.g., LinkedGeoData) mostly consists of static information, such as a name, geo coordinates, an address, or opening hours. Enriching this data with location-specific crowdsourced information (e.g., checkins, ratings, or comments) as well as the contextual situation in which users visited a place (e.g., time of the day, weather condition, dwell time, or holiday) and interlinking this information with other datasets will enable location analytics scenarios within the LOD Cloud.

Linked Crowdsourced Data is - as the name implies - a crowdsourced dataset for real user location preferences. People using the CDCApp contribute to this dataset by checking into different locations. This information is accompanied by contextual information, such as the weather condition during the check-in, the WiFi access points that were measured in this area or whether the check-in occured during a regional holiday.

This dataset is published as Linked Data in RDF format through our SPARQL endpoint. An aggregated and anonymized visualization of the data is provided on our Location Analytics Map.

Location Analytics Map

Author: Abdulbaki[comment?]