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Geography in the News: Ukraine's Crisis - National Geographic

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Geography in the News: Ukraine's Crisis
National Geographic
In January 2009, the United States signed a pact with Ukraine to establish a U.S. diplomatic office in Simferopol, the capital of the Ukrainian republic of Crimea.
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Thematic Maps

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An overview of thematic maps and their types; thematic maps are used to display data on a map. Learn about thematic maps and cartography from the About.com Geography site.
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The geography of Tweets | Twitter Blog

The geography of Tweets | Twitter Blog | spatial information | Scoop.it
Give every Twitter user a brush and they will paint you the world — if they geotag their Tweets. Those of us on the Visual Insights team are obsessed with the patterns that emerge from aggregated......
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Big Data Needs Thick Data

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Editor's Note: Tricia provides an excellent segue between last month's "Ethnomining" Special Edition and this month's on "Talking to Companies about Ethnography." She offers further thoughts buildi...
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Browse by Category | Oxford Internet Institute - Webcasts

Browse by Category | Oxford Internet Institute - Webcasts | spatial information | Scoop.it
Welcome to the OII webcast website - containing live and on-demand webcasts of prominent speakers from events and conferences organised or recorded by the Oxford Internet Institute
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What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age | spatial information | Scoop.it
As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.
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The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology | McKinsey & Company

The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology | McKinsey & Company | spatial information | Scoop.it
Board members should raise nine critical questions when discussing technology strategy with IT and business managers. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Africa's mobile economic revolution

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Half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone – and not just for talking.
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Paper: The New Place of Reading: Locative Media and the Future of Narrative | DHQ

Paper: The New Place of Reading: Locative Media and the Future of Narrative | DHQ | spatial information | Scoop.it

Locative technologies hold out the promise to transform literary space in all of its dimensions, including its represented spaces, reading interfaces, and the very spaces within which literature is produced and consumed. Yet, despite the growing use of location-based technologies, authors and readers alike have been slow to take to site-specific narrative due to limitations inherent in both the current design of locative media systems and our received notions of what constitutes the narrative experience.

 

This paper argues that new mobile reading platforms in general are altering conceptions of literary space in highly conflicted ways, by radically expanding the sites where narratives can be accessed and experienced even as they reinforce a residual notion of literary reading as a sedentary and decontextualized experience. Locative media likewise hold out the promise of increased mobility and contextual awareness, but confront several cultural and technological factors preventing such an enhanced emplacement of narrative, factors that current performance-oriented approaches cannot fully address. At the level of cognitive engagement, the conditioned expectation of being "transported" to a remote fictional world interferes with readers' appreciation of the locative narrative's close ties to the real world, as well as the contextual effects it elicits by means of transportation through the actual world. At the technical level, the discontinuous algorithms of place that inform the architecture of most locative media systems hinder the perception of narrative patterning and flow across more extensive spaces.

 

Locative media thus operationalize the spatial tension between conventionally sedentary modes of literary engagement and new modalities of mobility, a tension that is constitutive of our present mediality. The study concludes with a discussion of StoryTrek, a next-generation locative hypernarrative system designed to enable more complex, dynamic and fluid modes of embodied narrative spatiality. By encouraging the user to actively form complex narrative links between real and fictional spaces, StoryTrek enables utopian forms of spatial play that neutralize both the spatial limitations of current locative media design and the sedentary reading practices that continue to structure the experience of digital literature.


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The Future of Smart Cities - Connected, Sustainable and Resilient (video & transcript) | Meeting of the Minds

The Future of Smart Cities - Connected, Sustainable and Resilient (video & transcript) | Meeting of the Minds | spatial information | Scoop.it
Speaker: Nicola Villa, Managing Director, Global Public Sector, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems Transcript Nicola Villa This

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Roll your own maps: Mapbox wants to become the Wikipedia of cartography | Digital Trends

Roll your own maps: Mapbox wants to become the Wikipedia of cartography | Digital Trends | spatial information | Scoop.it
Google Maps may dominate the digital mapping space, but open-source mapping is coming up the rear with startup company MapBox is leading the way.
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Applying Big Data to City Livability

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A number of progressive cities have made a wealth of data available to the public.  The intention generally is to improve access, accountability and transp
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The Urbanophile » Blog Archive » Global Cities Don’t Just Take, They Give

The Urbanophile » Blog Archive » Global Cities Don’t Just Take, They Give | spatial information | Scoop.it
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Praxis Social Studies Exam: Geographic Content

Preparing to Teach SocialPreparing to Teach SocialStudies: Geographic ContentStudies: Geographic Contentfor the Praxis Examfor the Praxis Exam
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susanna kivelä's comment, April 27, 2013 6:49 AM
back to basics - osaa edes tämä :)