WORKSHOP: PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF THE GTA VISUALIZED THROUGH CROWDSOURCED PHOTO GEODATA of the GTA

WORKSHOP: PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF THE GTA VISUALIZED THROUGH CROWDSOURCED PHOTO GEODATA of the GTA

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 01:30 to 16:30

Conducted by: Alexander Dunkel, TU Dresden
RM. 2026

UWSA DATAlab Workshop in NETWORKED CITIES

The persistent rapid change of urban landscapes requires planners to look beyond static datasets and traditional methods of data analysis. This workshop will focus on assessing people’s perceptual responses to space through crowdsourced photographic content. There are many techniques available to process such data, however, these often lack the versatility required by urban planners. Thus, the main goal of this workshop is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge to individually visualize and interpret data as part of a general site analysis. The photo-sharing community of Flickr has collected more than 1.5 million photos within the Greater Toronto Area. What does this data tell us about how people perceive their urban environment? How is it possible to extract information that is relevant to urban planning? The workshop will guide participants through the process of accessing, filtering and mapping data. Tools will be provided to visualize specific behavioral information. Particular guidance will be given to the interpretation and application of the resulting visuals. Is this data representative? Who collected it? And how can planners adapt the process to specific project needs?