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In the emerging battleground for locative media services, Google Maps appeared to have a distinct advantage, dominating mapping services (43% market share). But it transpires that they do not own all of the data that matters to people. Owning a base map is one thing, but owning where people like to go is likely to prove even more valuable and what if the basemap is adaptable?
In this paper the authors present a third condition for locative media practice, where geofences are connected to moving objects and basemaps are customisable to the user’s needs, abilities and desires. In digital and network mapping, longitudes and latitudes are merely numbers in a database, open to constant change. In support of their theoretical premise the authors present three funded research projects that introduce the application of geofences to moving things: people, buses, clouds and basemaps.
|Published - Nov 2014
|20th International Symposium on Electronic Art - Dubai, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Nov 2014 → 6 Nov 2014
|20th International Symposium on Electronic Art
|3/11/14 → 6/11/14
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Beverley Hood (Organiser)5 Nov 2014
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Beverley Hood (Speaker)4 Nov 2014
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference