#geowebchat transcript, 6 November 2012


@mappingmashups Oct 31, 9:27am Relevant for next week’s #geowebchat about electoral geog. RT @FuturesUrban: @nytimes – Mapping the American Election wp.me/p2hhc3-cQ

@mappingmashups Oct 31, 10:32am For #geowebchat RT @cartogeek: US election #atlas examines 2008 results at polling place level. bit.ly/Tn6m5y bit.ly/Tn6oud

@mappingmashups Nov 02, 7:44pm Next #geowebchat: electoral geography and the geoweb. Tue Nov 6 at 12pm PST, 3pm EST, 8pm UTC. More info: bit.ly/PMB2T5 Pls RT!

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:00pm Hi everyone, the #geowebchat is starting up now. Since it’s election day in the US, our topic today is electoral geography & the geoweb.

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:01pm I fear, however, that our #geowebchat might have low turnout today (ha ha) with everything else going on. Who’s joining in today?

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:06pm I’m also following the #RedBlueMapDay hashtag, for examples/critiques of electoral cartography. Thx to @RobertERoth & @awoodruff #geowebchat

@ge01d Nov 06, 12:07pm @mappingmashups I’m lurking #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:10pm What can the twittersphere tell us about the election? RT @floating_sheep: bit.ly/UdFPy1 #geowebchat

@mhaklay Nov 06, 12:12pm @mappingmashups I thought that @floating_sheep needed some sentiment analysis – to consider if the message positive or negative #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:14pm What happens when your voting machine chooses for you (be sure to read the description along w/ the video) youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd7… #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:18pm @mhaklay In that post they do link to other studies that use sentiment analysis: election.twitter.com & esri.github.com/canvas_animati… #geowebchat

@mhaklay Nov 06, 12:20pm @mappingmashups @floating_sheep see Gayo-Avello Don’t turn social media into another ‘Literary Digest’ poll di.uniovi.es/~dani/download… #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:21pm And twitter analysis is great for tracking election memes. #romneybinders: floatingsheep.org/2012/10/where-… #bigbird: floatingsheep.org/2012/10/visual… #geowebchat

@mhaklay Nov 06, 12:22pm Gayo-Avello,2011:The power to predict outcomes based on Twitter data is greatly exaggerated, especially for political elections #geowebchat

@vtcraghead Nov 06, 12:24pm @mappingmashups Though handicapped for complex queries. Man, so much promise, but such tough execution. #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:27pm @vtcraghead Even if we could query well & understand the content, this is an example where unreliable geocoding is a real prob. #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:28pm So what about cases where ppl are more conscious abt sharing their location? Such as #4sq’s #ivoted map? ivotedmap.com #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:29pm …is a map like that really telling us anything at all? What about using it to map polling place lines or voter intimidation? #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:31pm RT @vtcraghead: Yeah, I’m not sure it would do the trick even if we could pipe everything through the world’s best geocoder. #geowebchat

@alogicalfallacy Nov 06, 12:40pm Set up a tool that kicks tweets of selected keywords into an sqlite db that Mapbox then grabs. Problem: most tweets not spatial #geowebchat

@alogicalfallacy Nov 06, 12:40pm Also, hi everyone. :) #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:41pm Another viz of twitter election mentions (via @RobertERoth): visual.ly/2012-us-presid…. Pretty, but of little use cartographically. #geowebchat

@sablepaws Nov 06, 12:41pm @mappingmashups Conscious about sharing change across voter groups? Do Rep’s embrace 4sq? Are Dem’s private? #geowebchat

@sablepaws Nov 06, 12:43pm @mappingmashups Or would differences even out across both groups? *Not American, dunno about your political party’s followers* #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:45pm Moving on from twitter as topic… anyone seen any good geoweb maps of election results or demographics? Any carto innovations? #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:46pm @sablepaws Good Q… I bet #4sq adoption is skewed to the urban, and thus more Dem. I don’t know of any research on that, tho. #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:48pm @sablepaws I know there is research on various demographic skews in Twitter… for ex, higher rate of use by African Americans. #geowebchat

@vtcraghead Nov 06, 12:48pm @mappingmashups @cartoDB is killing it with the rapid update structure for WSJ #geowebchat. projects.wsj.com/elections2012/…

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 12:50pm RT @vtcraghead: It’ll be interesting to see what the regional variations look like today. Voting tech map: flic.kr/p/drfU8i #geowebchat

@sablepaws Nov 06, 12:50pm @mappingmashups I think its one of those things that would be ‘handy’ too refer too, but meaningful info hard too extract #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 1:00pm Anyhow, it’s been a low-traffic #geowebchat today… I suspect we’re saving our twitter energy for a long night of watching the election.

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 1:01pm …I’ll be following #geowebchat most of the day, so feel free to keep chatting. For now, I’ll call this one finished.

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 1:02pm Tune in for the next #geowebchat in two weeks, guest hosted by @anabrandusescu. We’ll be talking about #crowdsourcing and #crisismapping.

@mappingmashups Nov 06, 2:04pm RT @AndrewShears: #Facebook mapping when/where people declare they’ve voted: facebookstories.com/vote #election #bigdata #creepy #geowebchat

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