There has been explosive growth of spatially referenced data produced through Web 2.0 technologies and location-aware devices since the mid-2000s. Neogeography is one of several terms and phrases used to describe the emergence of these new Internet mapping applications and digital geographic information produced by users without formal training in geographic information systems (GIS) or cartography. Other terms include volunteered geographic information (VGI), the geoweb, web mapping 2.0, the wikification of GIS, maps 2.0, and map mashups. Examples include customized online mapping production using platforms such as Google Maps and Google Earth and user-generated mapping contributions such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) and Wikimapia.

Rather than providing a comprehensive account of the practices of neogeography, this entry documents the main debates and developments revolving around this phenomenon. The ...

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