On Inference of Sense of Place from Geo-Social Networks


  • Bilgehan Kursad Oz Middle East Technical University
  • Tugba Taskaya Temizel Middle East Technical University




Foursquare, location based service


The aim of the study is to investigate whether individuals report the places they are attached to in location-based services, and whether there is a relationship between the attachment scores of these places and their corresponding check-in frequency information. A survey is conducted to measure the degree of place attachment of individuals based on self-reported locations. Then their Foursquare log data is collected which includes their check-in and venue information. Our results show that the majority of the participants check in to locations that they are attached to. Attachment score is shown to be related to the check-in frequency. The tips left for venues include terms and phrases, suggesting place attachment.




How to Cite

Kursad Oz, B., & Taskaya Temizel, T. (2021). On Inference of Sense of Place from Geo-Social Networks. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 9(2), 6-9. https://doi.org/10.1609/icwsm.v9i2.14678