Introduction to Weibo Mobility Index Data
Lingbo Liu1,2, Wendy Guan1, Devika Kakkar1,and Shuming Bao3
1Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University
2School of Urban Planning, Wuhan University
3China Data Institute & Future Data Lab
10:00AM-11:00AM, Thursday, February 24, 2022, US Eastern Time
As one of the largest social media, Weibo is considered as the “Twitter” in China. Based on the geo-tagged information in the sampled Weibo data, we built the Weibo mobility index by provinces and prefecture cities in China. This webinar will give an introduction to this Weibo mobility index, including data sources, methodology, comparative analysis with Baidu mobility index, and some prospective applications of the Weibo mobility data for the spatial studies of China.
About the speakers：
Dr. Lingbo Liu is a faculty member of Wuhan University and currently a visiting research fellow at the Center for Geographic Analysis of Harvard University. Dr. Wendy Guan is the Executive Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Devika Kakkar is a geospatial data scientist of the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Dr. Shuming Bao is the director of the China Data Institute and Future Data Lab in the US. He was a faculty member and the director of the China Data Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before he established the China Data Institute.
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