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Neogeography

  • By: Alex David Singleton
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The term neogeography relates to technical developments in Web-mapping technology and spatial data infrastructures that have significantly changed how users collect, share, and interact with geographic information online. These changes can usefully be considered as a component of broader changes in the nongeo-graphic Internet referred to as Web 2.0. Good-child maintains that

the early Web was primarily one-directional, allowing a large number of users to view the contents of a comparatively small number of sites, [whereas] the new Web 2.0 is a bi-directional collaboration in which users are able to interact with and provide information to central sites, and to see that information collated and made available to others. (2007b, p. 27)

Neogeography can be considered as the geographic implementation of this principle and is about both ...

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