Chapter 10. Cyberspace and Virtual Worlds

  1. Jeremy W. Crampton

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch10

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2009) Cyberspace and Virtual Worlds, in Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch10

Author Information

  1. Atlanta, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Critical Introductions to Geography

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Paul Jones III

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121729

Online ISBN: 9781444317411

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Keywords:

  • cyberspace and virtual worlds;
  • Google Earth (GE), Microsoft Virtual Earth (VE);
  • NASA's Word Wind exploiting idea of “digital earth”;
  • tensions in the web - GIS vs. Geoweb;
  • crowdsource and Web as platform;
  • “many hands make light work” - central to crowdsourcing and volunteered geographic information (VGI);
  • geography of cyberspace and sheer size;
  • cybergeographies, work of Martin Dodge;
  • maps of cyberspace - answering questions of how cyberspace looks;
  • digital divide, concept of unequal access

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Science Fiction?

  • Tensions in the Web: GIS vs. the Geoweb

  • Size Does Matter!

  • Cybergeographies: The Work of Martin Dodge

  • The Digital Divide