Monday, October 27, 2008

AAG sessions - Is Google Good For Geography?
Web2.0 and the Political Economy of User Generated Geographical Knowledge

Hello, Matt Zook and myself have pulled together a double session with 9 papers and a discussant for next AAG annual meeting.

The contributors are as follows:
  • Elad Segev, Intentional and Unintentional Biases in Google Earth and Google Maps
  • Tim Wallace, Has Google Homogenized our Landscape?
  • Marc Boeckler, Tourism and Imaginative Geographies 2.0
  • Andrew Boulton, Problematizing participation in the geoweb: Google Maps and the ideology of invitation
  • Jeremy Crampton, Mapping Without a Net: Only for Google to Rope Us In?
  • Matthew Zook, Mapping the GeoWeb: The Spatial Contours of Web 2.0 Cyberspace
  • Sean Gorman, Can the GeoWeb Get the Public to Care about Geography? The Positive Externalities of a Web Enabled Ecosystem
  • Michael Crutcher, Placemarks and Waterlines: Racialized Cyberscapes in Post Katrina Google Earth
  • Richard Tomlinson, The Influence of Google on Urban Policy in Developing
  • Countries
  • Michael F. Goodchild, Discussant
Note, we have not decided quite yet on the planned running order of

A list of the paper abstracts is here.


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