2.12. Imaging the World: The State of Online Mapping

  1. Martin Dodge1,
  2. Rob Kitchin2 and
  3. Chris Perkins1
  1. Tom Geller

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch26

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Geller, T. (2011) Imaging the World: The State of Online Mapping, in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation (eds M. Dodge, R. Kitchin and C. Perkins), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • imaging the world - state of online mapping;
  • rapid pace of technical and commercial developments - in online mapping;
  • American Automobile Association's TripTiks;
  • MapQuest.com's launch - online mapping into public sphere;
  • online maps, enhancing consumer level search sites;
  • Google Earth and Virtual Earth 3D - through combination of satellite and aerial photography;
  • Virtual Earth 3D - having distinct 2D and 3D views;
  • Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth - and 3D building models;
  • community-driven mapping projects;
  • creation of information and its presentation - in a crucial middle – analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Online mapping comes of age

  • Online maps enhance consumer level search sites

  • 3D maps: from the satellite to the street

  • Layered GIS and government sponsored mapping sites

  • Community-driven mapping projects

  • Future directions

  • Further reading

  • See also