Social Media Spatial Monitor of Coup Attempt in the Republic of Turkey

Gülnerman Gengeç A. G., Karaman H.

17th International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA), Trieste, Italy, 3 - 06 July 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Trieste
  • Country: Italy
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Social Media is a wide, continuous and unstructured data source that produced by unconscious volunteers especially for geographic information. This easily produced data thanks to GPS and Web 2.0 technology has been seen a substantive data source especially for unexpected events like natural disasters, riots, and terror attacks and so on. In this study, 15 July Coup Attempt to the Republic of Turkey (2016) has been monitored spatially by using Social Media data. Istanbul city where the first attempt of putschists have been occurred and the first incident ignite social media attention has been chosen for 12 hours monitoring.