Amirkhanyan, Aragats; Cheng, Feng; Meinel, Christoph
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT2015)
Nowadays, we have a lot of data produced by social media services, but more and more often these data contain information about a location that gives us the wide range of possibilities to analyze them. Since we can be interested not only in the content, but also in the location where this content was produced. For good analyzing geo-spatial data, we need to find the best approaches for geo clustering. And the best approach means real-time clustering of massive geodata with high accuracy. In this paper, we present a new approach of clustering geodata for online maps, such as Google Maps, OpenStreetMap and others. Clustered geodata based on their location improve visual analysis of them and improve situational awareness. Our approach is the server-side online algorithm that does not need the entire data to start clustering. Also, this approach works in real-time and could be used for clustering of massive geodata for online maps in reasonable time. We implemented the proposed approach to prove the concept, and also, we provided experiments and evaluation of our approach.