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LBSN Structure

A common language independent, privacy-aware and cross-network social-media datascheme.


This is the documentation for the Location Based Social Network (LBSN) structure, a standardized conceptual data model for analyzing, comparing and relating information of different LBSN in visual analytics research and beyond. The primary goal is to systematically characterize LBSN data aspects in a common scheme that enables privacy-by-design for connected software, data handling and information visualization.

This documentation has three key goals:

  • Definitions and conventions: Theoretic description and discussion of concept and its implementation
  • Adaption: Demonstration of use cases for adaption of this structure in various visual analytics contexts
  • Application: Specific implementations and tools for information retrieval, visualization and inter-linkage of data

All demonstrations herein are based on the YFCC100M Core Dataset, consisting of Metadata from 99.2 million photos and 0.8 million videos from Flickr, all shared under a Creative Commons licenses.


Last update: July 9, 2020