Exploring the evolution of GIS research using bibliographic data

Berry, Robert ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-5211, Hafferty, Caitlin, Scott, Orford and Clarke, Lucy ORCID: 0000-0002-8174-3839 (2023) Exploring the evolution of GIS research using bibliographic data. In: Geographical Information Science Research UK (GISRUK) Annual Conference, 19th-21st April 2023, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

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This paper provides new insight into the evolution of geographical information science and systems (GIS) research via a computational analysis (in R) of 120,000 bibliographic records (from 1970 to 2022) downloaded from Scopus. We conduct an exploratory analysis of the data, then attempt to discover the thematic/topical structure of the GIS literature using the Structural Topic Model (STM) framework. We show how topics in GIS have evolved and discuss how our findings contribute to the understanding of the evolution and trajectory of GIS research. We conclude by highlighting the limitations of the approach and explaining our future research plans.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: GIS; Bibliographic analysis; Topic modelling; Structural Topic Model (STM)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Bee Ray-Smallcalder
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2023 10:24
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 11:28
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/12639

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