Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

7-7-2014

Publication Source

First Monday

Volume

19

Issue

7

DOI

10.5210/fm.v19i7.5316

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss GeoWeb technologies, specifically those created via volunteered geographic information (VGI) as a means of analyzing the political contours of mapmaking. Our paper is structured around two case studies of VGI projects that allow for consideration for the political efficacy (and potential drawbacks) of these geospatial technologies. We use de Certeau’s constructs of strategies and tactics as a conceptual framing, which allows for a political reading of geographic data couched in the context of everyday life, as well as opening up inquiry into the politics of making, accessing and interpreting spatial data. We conclude by suggesting provocations for future research on the GeoWeb and VGI at the intersection of geography and information science.

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The GeoWeb and everyday life: An analysis of spatial tactics and volunteered geographic information by Jessa Lingel and Bradley Wade Bishop. First Monday, Volume 19, Number 7 - 7 July 2014 http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5316/4095 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v19i7.5316

Keywords

Geoweb, Volunteered Geographic Information, Critical Information Studies

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Date Posted:09 July 2018

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