Integrating Event Data

MELTT: Merging Event Data by Location Time and Type

We formalize a framework for merging and disambiguating event data based on spatiotemporal co-occurrence and secondary event characteristics in the R package, meltt. The package accounts for intrinsic ‘fuzziness’ in the coding of events, varying event taxonomies, and different geo-precision codes. The procedure and methodology seeks to assist researchers in bringing together disparate geospatial, temporally disaggregated event data.