Using Spatial Data from Social Media

Participants will need to bring their own laptops. You will need a web browser (Chrome or Firefox) and a working installation of QGIS ( You will also find a mouse very useful for working with some of the spatial data.

In this one-day course we will consider how data from different social media platforms could be used for spatial analysis. With social media now generating significant volumes of data it is a great resource for research in a wide range of different social science areas. We will primarily focus on Twitter data explore what spatial elements there are within the data and discuss how best to show and analyse these in a GIS. We will also cover a quick recap on spatial data. For more information please visit:

Some experience of working with spatial data is needed for this course.
No experience of coding is needed for this course, but some experience would be beneficial.