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NamSor, onomastics applied to GEOINT

Two weeks ago, we participated to the GEOINT conference organized at the French Geographical Society by ENS/Sorbonne. You will find our presentation below (all slides from 3 are in English) :

We will pursue our developments further in this field and participate to Esri Startup Program. Esri is an international supplier of Geographic Information System software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications.

[read in French Onomastique et GEOINT à la Société de Géographie]

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.

Reach us at: contact@namsor.com

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Hispanic, French, German names in the United-States

NamSor has mapped Hispanic Twitter accounts around the world. Not just Hispanic: French and German as well.

This interactive world map of the Hispanic, French and German e-Diasporas was produced using Twitter account data.

To access the interactive map, click here: http://cdb.io/1dqVd2n


Twitter is an interesting source because about 3 per cent of Twitter accounts opt-in to show their Tweet location (using GPS from a smartphone) and can be visualised on a map.

Our method of anthroponomical classification can be summarized as follow: judging from the Twitter name only and the publicly available list of all ~150k Olympic athletes since 1896, for which team would the person most likely run (of France, Spain, Germany)?

NamSor Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of name recognition software (NamSor sorts names), which aims to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people. namsor.com

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