Excluding Effects of Cartographic Epistemologies - Thinking About Mapping Paradigms in OpenStreetMap and Wikimapia

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Publication Details

Author(s): Bittner C, Glasze G
Journal: Kartographische Nachrichten
Publication year: 2018
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 120-125
ISSN: 0022-9164
Language: English


Abstract

Although the emergence of collaborative online
mapping platforms has radically lowered access barriers to cartographic
practices, many studies have shown how participation in online mapping
is biased socially towards more privileged groups and geographically
towards higher income regions. Yet, exclusion-mechanisms beyond those
socio-economic divides have hardly been considered so far. Adding one
such possible cause of social exclusion that is not directly linked to
socio-economic factors, this paper makes an argument for the
consideration of cartographic epistemologies. We illustrate the
exclusion-mechanisms of cartographic epistemologies through two
exemplary case studies, focusing on the ground-truth agenda of OSM and
on Wikimapia’s endeavor to describe the world.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bittner, Christian
Lehrstuhl für Geographie (Kulturgeographie und Orientforschung)
Glasze, Georg Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Geographie (Kulturgeographie und Orientforschung)


How to cite

APA:
Bittner, C., & Glasze, G. (2018). Excluding Effects of Cartographic Epistemologies - Thinking About Mapping Paradigms in OpenStreetMap and Wikimapia. Kartographische Nachrichten, 3, 120-125.

MLA:
Bittner, Christian, and Georg Glasze. "Excluding Effects of Cartographic Epistemologies - Thinking About Mapping Paradigms in OpenStreetMap and Wikimapia." Kartographische Nachrichten 3 (2018): 120-125.

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