Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community

Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community
Author: Stephanie Pyne,D. R. Fraser Taylor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-10-04
ISBN 10: 0128157062
ISBN 13: 9780128157060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community Book Review:

Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community: Engaging Intersecting Perspectives, Volume Eight gathers perspectives on issues related to reconciliation—primarily in a residential / boarding school context—and demonstrates the unifying power of Cybercartography by identifying intersections among different knowledge perspectives. Concerned with understanding approaches toward reconciliation and education, preference is given to reflexivity in research and knowledge dissemination. The positionality aspect of reflexivity is reflected in the chapter contributions concerning various aspects of cybercartographic atlas design and development research, and related activities. In this regard, the book offers theoretical and practical knowledge of collaborative transdisciplinary research through its reflexive assessment of the relationships, processes and knowledge involved in cybercartographic research. Using, most specifically, the Residential Schools Land Memory Mapping Project for context, Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community provides a high speed tour through the project’s innovative collaborative approach to mapping institutional material and volunteered geographic information. Exploring Cybercartography through the lens of this atlas project provides for a comprehensive understanding of both Cybercartography and transdisciplinary research, while informing the reader of education and reconciliation initiatives in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Italy. Includes a variety of examples of reconciliation work, especially related to residential / boarding schools, and examines common themes in the issues discussed Offers both conceptual and applied dimensions, and provides a good example of a reflexive approach to both research and knowledge dissemination Addresses a modern application for Cybercartography that is of considerable societal importance Provides historiographical accounts of atlas-making processes, multidisciplinary perspectives on research issues and conceptual explorations

Digital Mapping and Indigenous America

Digital Mapping and Indigenous America
Author: Janet Berry Hess
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN 10: 1000367142
ISBN 13: 9781000367140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Mapping and Indigenous America Book Review:

Employing anthropology, field research, and humanities methodologies as well as digital cartography, and foregrounding the voices of Indigenous scholars, this text examines digital projects currently underway, and includes alternative modes of "mapping" Native American, Alaskan Native, Indigenous Hawaiian and First Nations land. The work of both established and emerging scholars addressing a range of geographic regions and cultural issues is also represented. Issues addressed include the history of maps made by Native Americans; healing and reconciliation projects related to boarding schools; language and land reclamation; Western cartographic maps created in collaboration with Indigenous nations; and digital resources that combine maps with narrative, art, and film, along with chapters on archaeology, place naming, and the digital presence of elders. This text is of interest to scholars working in history, cultural studies, anthropology, Native American studies, and digital cartography.

Cybercartography

Cybercartography
Author: D.R.F. Taylor,Tracey Lauriault
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2006-01-12
ISBN 10: 9780080472300
ISBN 13: 0080472303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cybercartography Book Review:

For generations, the map has been central to how societies function all over the world. Cybercartography is a new paradigm for maps and mapping in the information era. Defined as “the organization, presentation, analysis and communication of spatially referenced information on a wide variety of topics of interest to society, cybercartography is presented in an interactive, dynamic, multisensory format with the use of multimedia and multimodal interfaces. Cybercartography: Theory and Practice examines the major elements of cybercartography and emphasizes the importance of interaction between theory and practice in developing a paradigm which moves beyond the concept of Geographic Information Systems and Geographical Information Science. It argues for the centrality of the map as part of an integrated information, communication, and analytical package. This volume is a result of a multidisciplinary team effort and has benefited from the input of partners from government, industry and other organizations. The international team reports on major original cybercartographic research and practice from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the humanities, social sciences including human factors psychology, cybernetics, English literature, cultural mediation, cartography, and geography. This new synthesis has intrinsic value for industries, the general public, and the relationships between mapping and the development of user-centered multimedia interfaces. * Discusses the centrality of the map and its importance in the information era * Provides an interdisciplinary approach with contributions from psychology, music, and language and literature * Describes qualitative and quantitative aspects of cybercartography and the importance of societal context in the interaction between theory and practice * Contains an interactive CD-Rom containing color images, links to websites, plus other important information to capture the dynamic and interactive elements of cybercartography

Understanding Spatial Media

Understanding Spatial Media
Author: Rob Kitchin,Tracey P. Lauriault,Matthew W. Wilson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-02-06
ISBN 10: 1473987431
ISBN 13: 9781473987432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Spatial Media Book Review:

Leading international scholars are brought together to present readers with an exploration into the full diversity of the field of spatial media including technologies, spatial data, and consequences

Virtual Geographies

Virtual Geographies
Author: Mike Crang,Phil Crang,Jon May
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1134703740
ISBN 13: 9781134703746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Geographies Book Review:

This book examines the interrelationship between telecommunications and tourism in shaping the nature of space, place and the urban at the end of the twentieth century. They discuss how these agents are instrumental in the production of homogenous world-spaces, and how htese, in turn, presuppose new kinds of political and cultural identity. Virtual Geographies explores how new communication technologies are being used to produce new geographies and new types of space. Leading contributors from a wide range of disciplines including geography, sociology, philosophy and literature: * investigate how visions of cyberspace have been constructed * offer a critical assessment of the status of virtual environments and geographies * explore how virtual environments reshape the way we think and write about the world. This book sets recent technological developments in a historical and geographical perspective to offer a clearer view of the new vistas ahead.

Mapping the Unmappable

Mapping the Unmappable
Author: Ute Dieckmann
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN 10: 3839452414
ISBN 13: 9783839452417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping the Unmappable Book Review:

How can we map differing perceptions of the living environment? Mapping the Unmappable? explores the potential of cartography to communicate the relations of Africa's indigenous peoples with other human and non-human actors within their environments. These relations transcend Western dichotomies such as culture-nature, human-animal, natural-supernatural. The volume brings two strands of research - cartography and »relational« anthropology - into a closer dialogue. It provides case studies in Africa as well as lessons to be learned from other continents (e.g. North America, Asia and Australia). The contributors create a deepened understanding of indigenous ontologies for a further decolonization of maps, and thus advance current debates in the social sciences.

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms Themes and Concepts

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms  Themes  and Concepts
Author: Reuel R. Hanks,Stephen John Stadler
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2011-10-31
ISBN 10: 1598842943
ISBN 13: 9781598842944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms Themes and Concepts Book Review:

This text provides an essential reference handbook for students of geography and related social sciences.

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Author: Jacqueline Fear-Segal,Susan D. Rose
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2016-10
ISBN 10: 080329509X
ISBN 13: 9780803295094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Book Review:

The Carlisle Indian School (1879–1918) was an audacious educational experiment. Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt, the school’s founder and first superintendent, persuaded the federal government that training Native children to accept the white man’s ways and values would be more efficient than fighting deadly battles. The result was that the last Indian war would be waged against Native children in the classroom. More than 8,500 children from virtually every Native nation in the United States were taken from their homes and transported to Pennsylvania. Carlisle provided a blueprint for the federal Indian school system that was established across the United States and also served as a model for many residential schools in Canada. The Carlisle experiment initiated patterns of dislocation and rupture far deeper and more profound and enduring than its founder and supporters ever grasped. Carlisle Indian Industrial School offers varied perspectives on the school by interweaving the voices of students’ descendants, poets, and activists with cutting-edge research by Native and non-Native scholars. These contributions reveal the continuing impact and vitality of historical and collective memory, as well as the complex and enduring legacies of a school that still affects the lives of many Native Americans.

Mapping Environmental Issues in the City

Mapping Environmental Issues in the City
Author: Sébastien Caquard,Laurene Vaughan,William Cartwright
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN 10: 3642224415
ISBN 13: 9783642224416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Environmental Issues in the City Book Review:

This book complements the growing body of literature exploring the relationships between arts and cartography . It is distinct from the previous ones by its main focus: The multiple ways of representing a database. In the context of the exponential increase of the volume of geospatial data available, addressing this issue becomes critical and has not yet received much attention. Furthermore, the content of the database – environmental issues in the city – gives a strong social and political texture to the project. The expected audience for this book are academic as well as students interested in the relationships between art and cartography, place and technology, power and representations. This book could serve as an inspiration for local groups and communities dealing with environmental injustice all over the world. Finally, at a local scale, this book could become a major reference for individuals, communities and institutions interested in environmental issues in the city of Montreal.

Maps and the Internet

Maps and the Internet
Author: M.P. Peterson,International Cartographic Association
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2005-12-31
ISBN 10: 9780080449449
ISBN 13: 0080449441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maps and the Internet Book Review:

This book examines a new trend affecting cartography and geographic information science. Presenting the work of over 30 authors from 16 different countries, the book provides an overview of current research in the new area of Internet Cartography. Chapters deal with the growth of this form of map distribution, uses in education, privacy issues, and technical aspects from the point of view of the map provider - including Internet protocols such as XML and SVG. Many see the Internet as a revolution for cartography. Previously tied to the medium of paper and expensive large-format color print technology, maps had a limited distribution and use. The Internet made it possible to not only distribute maps to a much larger audience but also to incorporate interaction and animation in the display. Maps have also become timelier with some maps of traffic and weather being updated every few minutes. In addition, it is now possible to access maps from servers throughout the world. Finally, the Internet has made historic maps available for viewing to the public that were previously only available in map libraries with limited access. * Provides comprehensive coverage of maps and the internet * Delivers a global perspective * Combines theoretical and practical aspects

Hunter gatherers in a Changing World

Hunter gatherers in a Changing World
Author: Victoria Reyes-García,Aili Pyhälä
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 3319422715
ISBN 13: 9783319422718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunter gatherers in a Changing World Book Review:

This book compiles a collection of case studies analysing drivers of and responses to change amongst contemporary hunter-gatherers. Contemporary hunter-gatherers’ livelihoods are examined from perspectives ranging from historical legacy to environmental change, and from changes in national economic, political and legal systems to more broad-scale and universal notions of globalization and acculturation. Far from the commonly held romantic view that hunter-gatherers continue to exist as isolated populations living a traditional lifestyle in harmony with the environment, contemporary hunter-gatherers – like many rural communities around the world - face a number of relatively new ecological and social challenges to which they are pressed to adapt. Contemporary hunter-gatherer societies are increasingly and rapidly being affected by Global Changes, related both to biophysical Earth systems (i.e., changes in climate, biodiversity and natural resources, and water availability), and to social systems (i.e. demographic transitions, sedentarisation, integration into the market economy, and all the socio-cultural change that these and other factors trigger). Chapter 10 of this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

Video Game Spaces

Video Game Spaces
Author: Michael Nitsche
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-12-05
ISBN 10: 0262293013
ISBN 13: 9780262293013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Video Game Spaces Book Review:

An exploration of how we see, use, and make sense of modern video game worlds. The move to 3D graphics represents a dramatic artistic and technical development in the history of video games that suggests an overall transformation of games as media. The experience of space has become a key element of how we understand games and how we play them. In Video Game Spaces, Michael Nitsche investigates what this shift means for video game design and analysis. Navigable 3D spaces allow us to crawl, jump, fly, or even teleport through fictional worlds that come to life in our imagination. We encounter these spaces through a combination of perception and interaction. Drawing on concepts from literary studies, architecture, and cinema, Nitsche argues that game spaces can evoke narratives because the player is interpreting them in order to engage with them. Consequently, Nitsche approaches game spaces not as pure visual spectacles but as meaningful virtual locations. His argument investigates what structures are at work in these locations, proceeds to an in-depth analysis of the audiovisual presentation of gameworlds, and ultimately explores how we use and comprehend their functionality. Nitsche introduces five analytical layers—rule-based space, mediated space, fictional space, play space, and social space—and uses them in the analyses of games that range from early classics to recent titles. He revisits current topics in game research, including narrative, rules, and play, from this new perspective. Video Game Spaces provides a range of necessary arguments and tools for media scholars, designers, and game researchers with an interest in 3D game worlds and the new challenges they pose.

Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography

Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography
Author: D.R.F. Taylor,Tracey Lauriault
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 0444627170
ISBN 13: 9780444627179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography Book Review:

Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography—awarded an Honorable Mention in Earth Science at the Association of American Publishers' 2015 PROSE Awards—examines some of the recent developments in the theory and practice of cybercartography and the substantial changes which have taken place since the first edition published in 2005. It continues to examine the major elements of cybercartography and emphasizes the importance of interaction between theory and practice in developing a paradigm which moves beyond the concept of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geographical Information Science. Cybercartography is a new paradigm for maps and mapping in the information era. Defined as "the organization, presentation, analysis and communication of spatially referenced information on a wide variety of topics of interest to society," cybercartography is presented in an interactive, dynamic, multisensory format with the use of multimedia and multimodal interfaces. The seven major elements of cybercartography outlined in the first edition have been supplemented by six key ideas and the definition of cybercartography has been extended and expanded. The new practice of mapping traditional knowledge in partnership with indigenous people has led to new theoretical understanding as well as innovative cybercartographic atlases. Featuring more than 90% new and revised content, this volume is a result of a multidisciplinary team effort and has benefited from the input of partners from government, industry and aboriginal non-governmental organizations. Honorable Mention in the the 2015 PROSE Awards in Earth Science from the Association of American Publishers Highlights the relationship between cybercartography and critical geography Incorporates several new cybercartographic atlases produced in cooperation with Inuit and First Nations groups Showcases legal, ethical, consent and policy implications of mapping local and traditional knowledge Features an interactive companion web site containing links to related sites, additional color images and illustrations, plus important information to capture the dynamic and interactive elements of cybercartography: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780444627131/

Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems

Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems
Author: Yong-Jin Kwon,Alain Bouju
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2005-05-18
ISBN 10: 9783540260042
ISBN 13: 3540260048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems, W2GIS 2004, held in Goyang, Korea in November 2004. The 19 revised full papers presented went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement and were selected from initially 39 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Web GIS, mobile GIS and LBS, interoperability and security in W2GIS, indexing and query processing in W2GIS, map services for location-based services, and 3D GIS and telematics.

The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society

The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society
Author: Timothy Nyerges,Helen Couclelis,Robert McMaster
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN 10: 141294645X
ISBN 13: 9781412946452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society Book Review:

"The definitive guide to a technology that succeeds or fails depending upon our ability to accommodate societal context and structures. This handbook is lucid, integrative, comprehensive and, above all, prescient in its interpretation of GIS implementation as a societal process." - Paul Longley, University College London "This is truly a handbook - a book you will want to keep on hand for frequent reference and to which GIS professors should direct students entering our field... Selection of a few of the chapters for individual attention is difficult because each one contributes meaningfully to the overall message of this volume. An important collection of articles that will set the tone for the next two decades of discourse and research about GIS and society." - Journal of Geographical Analysis Over the past twenty years research on the evolving relationship between GIS and Society has been expanding into a wide variety of topical areas, becoming in the process an increasingly challenging and multifaceted endeavour. The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society is a retrospective and prospective overview of GIS and Society research that provides an expansive and critical assessment of work in that field. Emphasizing the theoretical, methodological and substantive diversity within GIS and Society research, the book highlights the distinctiveness and intellectual coherence of the subject as a field of study, while also examining its resonances with and between key themes, and among disciplines ranging from geography and computer science to sociology, anthropology, and the health and environmental sciences. Comprising 27 chapters, often with an international focus, the book is organized into six sections: Foundations of Geographic Information and Society Geographical Information and Modern Life Alternative Representations of Geographic Information and Society Organizations and Institutions Participation and Community Issues Value, Fairness, and Privacy Aimed at academics, researchers, postgraduates, and GIS practitioners, this Handbook will be the basic reference for any inquiry applying GIS to societal issues.

Mapping Different Geographies

Mapping Different Geographies
Author: Karel Kriz,William Cartwright,Lorenz Hurni
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2010-09-15
ISBN 10: 9783642155376
ISBN 13: 3642155375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Different Geographies Book Review:

This book is the outcome of the work of contributors who participated in the wo- shop “Mapping Different Geographies (MDG)” in February 2010, held in Puchberg am Schneeberg, Austria. This meeting brought together cartographers, artists and geoscientists who research and practice in applications that focus on enhancing o- to-one communication or develop and evaluate methodologies that provide inno- tive methods for sharing information. The main intention of the workshop was to investigate how ‘different’ geographies are being mapped and the possibilities for developing new theories and techniques for information design and transfer based on place or location. So as to communicate these concepts it was important to appreciate the many contrasting meanings of ‘mapping’ that were held by workshop participants. Also, the many (and varied) viewpoints of what different geographies are, were ela- rated upon and discussed. Therefore, as the focus on space and time was embedded within everyone’s felds of investigation, this was addressed during the workshop. This resulted in very engaging discourse, which, in some cases, exposed the restrictions that certain approaches need to consider. For participants, this proved to be most useful, as this allowed them to appreciate the limits and restrictions of their own approach to understanding and representing different geographies. As well, the workshop also was most helpful as a vehicle for demonstrating the common ground of interest held by the very diverse areas of endeavour that the workshop participants work within.

Music in Conflict

Music in Conflict
Author: Nili Belkind
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN 10: 1000204006
ISBN 13: 9781000204001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in Conflict Book Review:

Music in Conflict studies the complex relationship of musical culture to political life in Palestine-Israel, where conflict has both shaped and claimed the lives of Palestinians and Jews. In the context of the geography of violence that characterizes the conflict, borders and boundaries are material and social manifestations of the ways in which the production of knowledge is conditioned by political and structural violence. Ethical and aesthetic positions that shape artistic production in this context are informed by profound imbalances of power and contingent exposure to violence. Viewing expressive culture as a potent site for understanding these dynamics, the book examines the politics of sound to show how music-making reflects and forms identities, and in the process, shapes communities. The ethnography is based on fieldwork conducted in Israel and the West Bank in 2011–2012 and other excursions since then. Author has "followed the conflict" by "following the music," from concert halls to demonstrations, mixed-city community centers to Palestinian refugee camp children’s clubs, alternative urban scenes and even a checkpoint. In all the different contexts presented, the monograph is thematically and theoretically underpinned by the ways in which music is used to culturally assert or reterritorialize both spatial and social boundaries in a situation of conflict.

Critical Point of View

Critical Point of View
Author: Geert Lovink,Nathaniel Tkacz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9789078146131
ISBN 13: 9078146133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Point of View Book Review:

For millions of internet users around the globe, the search for new knowledge begins with Wikipedia. The encyclopedia's rapid rise, novel organization, and freely offered content have been marveled at and denounced by a host of commentators. This book moves beyond unflagging praise, well-worn facts, and questions about its reliability and accuracy, to unveil the complex, messy, and controversial realities of a distributed knowledge platform. The essays, interviews and artworks brought together in this reader form part of the overarching 'Critical Point of View' research initiative, which began with a conference in Bangalore (January 2010), followed by events in Amsterdam (March 2010) and Leipzig (September 2010). With an emphasis on theoretical reflection, cultural difference and indeed, critique, contributions to this collection ask: What values are embedded in Wikipedia's software? On what basis are Wikipedia's claims to neutrality made?

Multimedia Cartography

Multimedia Cartography
Author: William Cartwright,Michael P Peterson,Georg Gartner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 366203784X
ISBN 13: 9783662037843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multimedia Cartography Book Review:

Addressed to professional cartographers interested in moving into multimedia mapping, as well as those already involved in this field who wish to discover the approaches that other practitioners have already taken, this book/CD package is equally useful for students and academics in the mapping sciences and related geographic fields wishing to update their knowledge of cartographic design and production.

Playful Disruption of Digital Media

Playful Disruption of Digital Media
Author: Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-04-07
ISBN 10: 981101891X
ISBN 13: 9789811018916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playful Disruption of Digital Media Book Review:

This book starts with the proposition that digital media invite play and indeed need to be played by their everyday users. Play is probably one of the most visible and powerful ways to appropriate the digital world. The diverse, emerging practices of digital media appear to be essentially playful: Users are involved and active, produce form and content, spread, exchange and consume it, take risks, are conscious of their own goals and the possibilities of achieving them, are skilled and know how to acquire more skills. They share a perspective of can-do, a curiosity of what happens next? Play can be observed in social, economic, political, artistic, educational and criminal contexts and endeavours. It is employed as a (counter) strategy, for tacit or open resistance, as a method and productive practice, and something people do for fun. The book aims to define a particular contemporary attitude, a playful approach to media. It identifies some common ground and key principles in this novel terrain. Instead of looking at play and how it branches into different disciplines like business and education, the phenomenon of play in digital media is approached unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries. The contributions in this book provide a glimpse of a playful technological revolution that is a joyful celebration of possibilities that new media afford. This book is not a practical guide on how to hack a system or to pirate music, but provides critical insights into the unintended, artistic, fun, subversive, and sometimes dodgy applications of digital media. Contributions from Chris Crawford, Mathias Fuchs, Rilla Khaled, Sybille Lammes, Eva and Franco Mattes, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, Michael Nitsche, Julian Oliver, and others cover and address topics such as reflective game design, identity and people's engagement in online media, conflicts and challenging opportunities for play, playing with cartographical interfaces, player-emergent production practices, the re-purposing of data, game creation as an educational approach, the ludification of society, the creation of meaning within and without play, the internalisation and subversion of roles through play, and the boundaries of play.