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Using Geodata and Geolocation in the Social Sciences: Mapping our Connected World provides an engaging and accessible introduction to the Geoweb with clear, step-by-step guides for: • Capturing Geodata from sources including GPS, sensor networks and Twitter • Visualizing Geodata using programmes including QGIS, GRASS and R Featuring colour images, practical exercises and a companion website packed with resources, this book is the perfect guide for students and teachers looking to incorporate location-based data into their social science research.
Chapter 15: Epilogue Weaving the Geoweb
Epilogue Weaving the Geoweb
In the third book of his trilogy on the intricate interconnections between technology and urban life, William Mitchell provocatively declares that “the trial separation between bits and atoms is now over” (Mitchell, 2003). Hyperbole perhaps, though Mitchell goes on to chart the many ways in which humans and their complex, nested technological networks – from the body to the home to the city and beyond – are so inextricably linked that we can hardly conceive of living without them. He calls himself a “spatially extended cyborg” whose many networks are both “essential to my physical survival” and “as crucial to cognition as my neurons.” With a nod to Descartes that describes the human condition in this hyperconnected ...