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What is the Spatial Turn? · Spatial Humanities
"“Landscape turns” and “spatial turns” are referred to throughout the academic disciplines, often with reference to GIS and the neogeography revolution that puts mapping within the grasp of every high-school student. By “turning” we propose a backwards glance at the reasons why travelers from so many disciplines came to be here, fixated upon landscape, together.

For the broader questions of landscape – worldview, palimpsest, the commons and community, panopticism and territoriality — are older than GIS, their stories rooted in the foundations of the modern disciplines. These terms have their origin in a historic conversation about land use and agency."

[Introduction: http://spatial.scholarslab.org/spatial-turn/what-is-the-spatial-turn/ ]

"What is the Spatial Turn?
The Spatial Turn in Literature
The Spatial Turn in Architecture
The Spatial Turn in Sociology
The Spatial Turn and Religion
The Spatial Turn in Psychology
The Spatial Turn in Anthropology
The Spatial Turn in Art History
The Spatial Turn in History"
digitalhumanities  joguldi  landscape  geo  geography  gis  maps  mapping  neogeography  criticism  2014  spatial  spatialhumanities  panopticism  territoriality  landuse  agency  commons  palimpsest  psychology  literature  architecture  sociology  religion  anthropology  arthistory  history 
march 2014 by robertogreco
geojson.io: Edit GeoJSON
[About: http://www.mapbox.com/blog/geojsonio-announce/ ]

"We are trying to make it easier to draw, change, and publish maps. Some of the most important geospatial data is the information we know, observe, and can draw on a napkin. This is the kind of data that we also like to collaborate on, like collecting bars that have free wifi ✎ or favorite running routes.

geojson.io aims to fix that. It's an an open source project built with MapBox.js, GitHub's powerful new Gist and GeoJSON features, and an array of microlibraries that power import, export, editing, and lots more.

The project is moving and improving fast - you can get in on the development process on GitHub and we'd love to hear feedback after you kick the tires. Stay tuned."
geo  maps  mapping  geojson  tommacwright  mapbox  diy  tools  onlinetoolkit  2013 
august 2013 by robertogreco
This is now!
"This is Now project is a visual composition which uses real-time updates from the ever popular Instagram application based on users geo-tag locations. The tool streams photos instantly as soon as they are uploaded on Instagram and captures a cities movement, in a fluid story. "
Instagram  photos  cities  real-time  geo  location  via:Preoccupations 
august 2012 by robertogreco
OTERP
"Oterp is a mobile phone game project using a GPS sensor to manipulate music in real time, depending on the player's position on Earth. It generates new melodies when travelling. The objective of Oterp is to mix the reality of our everyday environment with a video game. This is a new way to imagine our movements in a society increasingly on the move and dependent on mobile interfaces."

[via: http://nearfuturelaboratory.com/pasta-and-vinegar/2011/10/17/video-games-with-less-video/ ]
oterp  kevinlesur  antoninfourneau  gaming  games  rjdj  music  audio  gps  geolocation  geo  applications  ios  iphone  mobile  newmediaart 
january 2012 by robertogreco
Via NFC: Japanese Social Network Mixi First To Let Users “Share” Real-World Items
"Mixi Real Check is potentially more interesting: this function allows users not only to share websites with friends but any object in the real world that has an NFC tag attached to it. Tapping or waving the phone near NFC stickers found on i.e. books or posters is enough to share the information on Mixi, in real-time. This could be anything from further information on the products to details on promotion campaigns a brand wants to run on Mixi.

Bringing social functionalities to the real world is a great idea for a social network, but there are two downsides at this point: Mixi users interested in these new functions must own a Nexus S (the only Android device with the necessary hardware for NFC so far) and have Taglet (a special NFC app for Android) installed. The Nexus S isn’t even officially available in Japan currently, which means almost all Mixi users still must wait for the future."
nfc  mobile  android  facebook  geo  location  mixi  japan  socialnetworking  objects  socialobjects 
february 2011 by robertogreco
This Tract
"This Tract is a view into U.S. 2000 Census data for every tract, built in anticipation of the forthcoming 2010 Census data release. It uses your web browser’s built-in geolocation feature to give you a view of the demographics of your local area, or you can search by address or location."
census  stamen  mapping  maps  data  local  geo  us  2000  2010  visualization  michalmigurski  stamendesign 
october 2010 by robertogreco
presenting tilestache (tecznotes)
"Really what we're looking at is a future filled with work like Brett Camper's amazing 8-Bit Cities, "an attempt to make the city feel foreign yet familiar ... to evoke the same urge for exploration, abstract sense of scale, and perhaps most importantly unbounded excitement." What are the tools that help make this possible? Get TileStache."
cartography  mapping  maps  tilestache  stamen  python  geo  visualization  local  tiles  michalmigurski 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Polymaps
"Polymaps provides speedy display of multi-zoom datasets over maps, and supports a variety of visual presentations for tiled vector data, in addition to the usual cartography from OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and other providers of image-based web maps.

Because Polymaps can load data at a full range of scales, it’s ideal for showing information from country level on down to states, cities, neighborhoods, and individual streets. Because Polymaps uses SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to display information, you can use familiar, comfortable CSS rules to define the design of your data. And because Polymaps uses the well known spherical mercator tile format for its imagery and its data, publishing information is a snap."
stamen  simplegeo  mapping  maps  visualization  javascript  gis  geo  polymaps  tiles  cartography  cloudmade  osm  openstreetmap  bing 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Ability Maps, #deaf Mayors and $1000 Strollers - Anil Dash
"In short, users label themselves with self-descriptive tags. Then they check in to venues as normal. The site that's tracking them aggregates their visited venues by tags, and allows maps (or simple search queries) by tags to show patterns or popular venues. Voila: An imperfect, but perfectly usable, map of the places that welcome people of all abilities. And nobody is individually trackable to the places that they hang out."
accessibility  anildash  unintendedconsequences  technology  mobile  maps  collaboration  community  userexperience  geolocation  design  geo  ada  tagging  selftagging  usability  disabilities  disability 
august 2010 by robertogreco
noah | networked organisms and habitats
"Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere."
animals  biodiversity  iphone  crowdsourcing  biology  environment  database  ecology  education  nature  mobile  mapping  data  wildlife  science  plants  network  geo  geolocation  applications  ios 
june 2010 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] milkshake whispering
"I love this map. I love that the map shows the location of the store relative to the neighbourhood it lives in but then, literally, leaves the rest up to the person using the map turning the whole thing in to a bit of an adventure. "Go to the corner of Market and Castro then head towards Bernal Hill. If you hit the 101, turn around because you've gone to far. Welcome to the Mission: Tell us what you saw." I wondered what the people in Duboce Triangle had ever done to warrant a three-dollar surcharge on everything but this is San Francisco where you learn to suspend your disbelief about these kinds of things."
flickr  delivery  geography  geo  local  maps  mapping  aaronstraupcope 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Bing - New Bing Maps Application: Destination Maps - Bing Maps Blog - Bing Community
"Need to give people directions to your house, business or party (yeah, baby!). Use the Destination Maps application just specify a place (such as Club XS in Las Vegas); set the area of interest by dragging the sides of the on-map square to include all the areas people are coming from; then give the map a title. You can select multiple map styles such as Sketchy, European, American or Treasure (a la pirate! – featured). Very reminiscent of the Line Drive maps from my Vicinity days...only way fricking cooler!"
maps  mapping  bing  tcsnmy  directions  geo  piratemaps  papernet  mashups 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Things I’m Standing Next To
"Nearby starts with a geotagged photo and then queries for other geotagged photos within a one kilometer radius. You can order the results by time and distance and interestingness but the important part is that they are photos, well, nearby to the photo you are looking at. Nearby is a deliberately fuzzy concept. Nearby in St. Peter’s Square in Rome might mean the person directly in front of you. Nearby in the streets of a small town might be the beautiful garden behind the fence and around the corner. Nearby encourages people to poke around and discover their surroundings, as though they were on foot and everything was just a short walk away."
flickr  location  longnow  geocoding  geotagging  dopplr  place  design  history  photography  narrative  bighere  maps  mapping  api  nearby  social  geo  geohash 
february 2009 by robertogreco

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