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The networks in this dataset can be loaded directly from graph-tool with:
import graph_tool.all as gt
g = gt.collection.ns["social_location/gowalla"]
(and likewise for the other networks available.)

social_location — Location-based social networks


Two location-based online social networks, where nodes are accounts and edges are declared friendships. Networks includes checkins by these users.1

  1. Description obtained from the ICON project. 

Social Online Spatial
  • E. Cho, S. A. Myers, and J. Leskovec, "Friendship and mobility: user movement in location-based social networks." Proc. 17th Internat. Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 1082-1090 (2011)., https://doi.org/10.1145/2020408.2020579 [@sci-hub]
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Name Nodes Edges $\left<k\right>$ $\sigma_k$ $\lambda_h$ $\tau$ $r$ $c$ $\oslash$ $S$ Kind Mode NPs EPs gt GraphML GML csv
gowalla 196,591 1,900,654 19.34 107.16 159.86 160.56 -0.03 0.02 16 1.00 Undirected Unipartite 5.9 MiB 10.6 MiB 10.2 MiB 8.2 MiB
brightkite 58,228 428,156 14.71 40.71 99.90 259.98 0.01 0.11 18 0.97 Undirected Unipartite 1.5 MiB 2.7 MiB 2.6 MiB 2.3 MiB
gowalla drawing
brightkite drawing