Big Data y nuevas geografías: la huella digital de las actividades humanas

Javier Gutiérrez Puebla

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El terme Big Data s’ha popularitzat en els últims anys i fa referència a la producció de quantitats ingents de dades. L’activitat humana és captada a través de múltiples xarxes de sensors i dispositius i, per tant, deixa una empremta digital. L’anàlisi d’aquesta empremta digital té un gran potencial per a la investigació geogràfica del comportament humà. En aquest article es descriuen les principals característiques del Big Data i es destaca la importància de les dades massives per a la ciència i, particularment, per a la Geografia, centrant l’atenció en l’estudi dels patrons espaciotemporals de l’activitat humana.

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Big Data; dades geolocalitzades; comportament humà

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