Big Geodata

Michael F. Goodchild

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2 Scopus citations


Big Geodata are voluminous, near-real-time, and obtained from a variety of sources. Interest in Big Geodata derives in part from current interest in related topics, including the Fourth Paradigm, open data and software, and the changing nature of science. Some of its impacts are disruptive, including the accelerating rate of publication and the lifting of volume restrictions on disseminated results. Spatial prediction is a logical but to date largely unexploited possibility of Big Geodata. High-performance computing may finally have come of age in the era of Big Geodata, while tools of synthesis will need much further development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGis Applications for Socio-Economics and Humanity
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128046609
ISBN (Print)9780128047934
StatePublished - Jul 21 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Big Data
  • Big Geodata
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Data integration
  • Data science
  • Data synthesis
  • Fourth Paradigm
  • Geodata
  • Neogeography
  • Open data
  • Open software
  • Spatial prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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