[Air-L] Mapping Cyberscapes: Where Place and Cyberspace meet

Matthew Zook zook at uky.edu
Wed Jan 27 07:19:16 PST 2010


Hello,

 

In the spirit of shameless self-promotion I invite AOIR  members to visit
our blog <http://www.floatingsheep.org/>  dedicated to mapping and analyzing
user generated information about places.  The results provide one glimpse of
what the "internet" knows about particular places.  The data/maps are part
of a larger academic research project and the blog provides an informal
means of distributing some of the findings.

 

Links to some examples of the maps are below

 


Religious
<http://www.floatingsheep.org/2009/12/user-created-geographies-of-religion.h
tml>  practice around the world

 

Availability
<http://www.floatingsheep.org/2009/11/visualizing-abortion-debate_8973.html>
of Abortion services in the U.S.

 

New
<http://www.floatingsheep.org/2010/01/metropolitan-level-maps-of-cyberscapes
.html>  York's Cyberscape

 


Placemarks
<http://www.floatingsheep.org/2009/10/google-mapping-2008-us-presidential.ht
ml>  and the

2008
<http://www.floatingsheep.org/2009/10/google-mapping-2008-us-presidential.ht
ml>  U.S. presidential election

 

Bookstores <http://www.floatingsheep.org/2009/11/where-is-intellect.html>
and churches

 

Mapping <http://www.floatingsheep.org/2009/11/mapping-wikipedia.html>
Wikipedia

 


 

 

 

 

There will be between 2-3 new posting a week at the FloatingSheep.org blog
<http://www.floatingsheep.org/>  so please subscribe via email, twitter
(@floating_sheep), or Atom feed.  

 

We would also greatly appreciate if you could forward this on to anyone you
think would be interested.  Thanks!

 

All comments and critiques are welcome.

 

Cheers...Matthew Zook

 

p.s. We've posted a quick
<http://www.floatingsheep.org/2009/12/factsheet-faq-for-floatingsheeporg_07.
html>  overview of the project as well as listing academic articles if you
are interested in more in depth explanation

 

Matthew Zook

Associate Professor

Department of Geography

University of Kentucky

1457 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506-0027

859.257.8334 (phone)

859.323.1969 (fax)

zook at uky.edu

http://www.zook.info/ 

 

 

 



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