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Author (up) Stathis G. Arapostathis pdf  isbn
  Title Instagrammers report about the deadly wildfires of East Attica, 2018, Greece: An introductory analytic assessment for disaster management purposes Type Conference Article
  Year 2019 Publication Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2019  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords volunteered geographic information (VGI), Instagram, social media, fires, disasters, disaster management  
  Abstract This article contributes to identifying the capabilities of Instagram when utilized as a source of Volunteered

Geographic Information (VGI) for disaster management (DM) purposes. The geographic focus of this research is

in the Mediterranean area. As case study, the fire event of East Attica 2018, Greece, was chosen. This major fire

occurred on the 23rd of July 2018 and caused the death of 100 people, the injury of additional 164 while the total

burnt area was about 1275,9ha. It is the deadliest in modern Greece?s history and the second deadliest at a global

level, within the 21st century. About 15000 related photos along with the corresponding captions and timestamps

were crawled from Instagram. An initial sample of about 1100, was analyzed, by using a certain methodology

divided in certain steps, the most important of which include the classification of the information to certain

categories, geo-referencing and the creation of graphs and maps that visualize the processed data.
  Address Harokopio Univesrsity, Greece  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Iscram Place of Publication Valencia, Spain Editor Franco, Z.; González, J.J.; Canós, J.H.  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 978-84-09-10498-7 Medium  
  Track T6- Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS) Expedition Conference 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2019)  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1978  
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